Marlowe -- A look at the pilot script
The first thing I noticed is that, yes, the show is going to have voiceovers! Some people hate voiceovers, some people love them. I remember that Robert Parker hated the voiceover on Spenser: For Hire, when it was actually one of the cool things about the show. There's a lot of voiceover in this pilot script, and while I don't mind it, I wonder if it's too much.
Another thing I notice is that everything in the script is in first person, like the voiceovers. I don't think that's a normal aspect of most scripts, even those that contain voiceovers and narration by the main protagonist. And that makes me think that this show is going to be very first person-oriented, very much focused on the Philip Marlowe character.
All the other private eye staples are here too: Marlowe is sick of L.A., he wonders why he doesn't leave the city, and he comments on the city and the surroundings and how the rich live. He's hired to follow the friend of rich couple Bill and Suzette Church, and problems arise from that seemingly mundane assignment. There's a sexpot in the story, of course, and she causes trouble for Marlowe, too.
ABC has hired Jason O'Mara (The Agency, In Justice) to play Marlowe, though I don't really know much about him. As long as they don't have him dress like Ryan Seacrest and listen to rap music. If they do this show right, it will truly be unlike anything else on television. That's if it gets past the pilot stage, of course.