Rob Lowe’s new show is, to quote his Parks & Rec character Chris Traeger, “lit-rally” something he has never done before. It’s also something I “lit-rally” cannot wait to watch. Lowe’s new project is a reality series in which he and his two adult sons try to track down paranormal entities, some of which they say they have found and confirmed. The show, which will air on A&E, is called The Lowe Files because, honestly, what else would it be called?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lowe shared some of the details about what viewers are in for, including his encounter with a wood ape, which is basically the Ozarks version of Bigfoot. The way Lowe recounts it, it sounds harrowing but also low-key hilarious even though he’s not giving away too many details since the wood ape will be featured on the season finale.
“I’m fully aware that I sound like a crazy Hollywood kook right now,” Lowe said about his wood ape encounter, adding, “We’re 100 miles from the nearest town. We spent 45 minutes on the most rugged, brutal mountain trails. It’s 1 in the morning. There are a lot of serious former military men with loaded weapons, then something starts approaching our camps that is defying their orders to stop and their warnings that [they were] armed… I was lying on the ground thinking I was going to be killed.”
The Lowe Files will be nine episodes in its first season, and Lowe and his sons will attempt to track down aliens, “angry, vengeful spirits” and more, A&E said in a release.
“While fun in spirit, the Lowes are able to conduct deliberate and scientific investigations on a highly-sophisticated level by meeting with top experts, using high-tech monitoring equipment and taking in-depth training courses,” the network’s statement continued.
The Lowe Files will premiere Aug. 2, and that’s a day that’s going into my calendar right now because I lit-rally cannot wait.