Look out, Bigfoot. Rob Lowe is literally hunting for you.
For Rob Lowe, bonding with his sons Matthew and John Owen (both are in their 20s) means more than simply playing board games. It means traveling the country to “explore infamous unsolved mysteries” as part of a nonfiction series called The Lowe Files, which A&E Network greenlit on Monday.
“Since I was a kid, I’ve loved unexplained legends, strange phenomena, and the scary, supernatural stories told around campfires,” Lowe said in a press release. “When I became a father, I shared those tales with my two sons. Together we bonded over Bigfoot, UFOs, and every creepy and bizarre story we could find, passionately debating if they were real… or not. And we swore that someday the three of us would go on our own adventure to find out. That day has come.”
Each episode of The Lowe Files will see the family exploring “a mysterious story or spooky legend” and investigating the phenomena by interviewing experts, using high-tech monitoring equipment, and taking courses to help them train for their missions. They’ll stop everywhere from a purported alien base located 2,000 feet underwater off the coast of Malibu to an abandoned boys’ reformatory named Preston Castle.
Produced for A&E Network by Critical Content, the series is executive-produced by Lowe, Tom Forman, Jon Beyer, Brad Bishop, Douglas McCallie, and A&E’s Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky, and Devon Hammonds.
The Lowe Files will air this summer on A&E.