The American actor best known for his role in The West Wing has drawn upon his own life story to create The Point, a new series that has been picked up by ABC, Deadline.com reports.
As co-executive producer on The Point, Rob Lowe will revisit the memory of his teenage years in the late 1970s. During the summer of 1976, a young Lowe left Dayton, Ohio, for Malibu, Calif., with his mother, who was single at the time, and his younger brother. The show will focus on the consequential cultural shifts taking place in Malibu during the period, as well as on how the characters adjust to their new life.
Rob Lowe recounted these experiences in his autobiography, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, published in 2011. To create and produce the TV series based on the story, Lowe has reunited with former "West Wing" producer and writer Kevin Falls, who will also pen the screenplays for The Point.
Recently seen on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation and in Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra, Rob Lowe will soon play President John F. Kennedy in Killing Kennedy, a TV movie airing on the National Geographic Channel Nov. 10.