Rob Lowe hunts ghosts, aliens and Bigfoot in first look at The Lowe Files

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Jun 28, 2017, 4:40 PM EDT (Updated)

Rob Lowe is going on the hunt for all things supernatural and paranormal in a new reality TV series titled The Lowe Files, and we have a first-look trailer.

A clear play on The X-Files, the nine-episode A&E series will have the actor take on the role of paranormal investigator and go on a cross-country trip with sons Matthew and John Owen in order to investigate supernatural shenanigans of all kinds, including exploring an underwater alien base (yep) off the coast of Malibu, working with a shaman in a “reportedly haunted” abandoned reform school for boys at Preston Castle, facing off poltergeists and having a close encounter of the third kind (I know this means an alien/UFO encounter) with a wood ape, generally known as a Sasquatch or Bigfoot.

This is going to be fun!

When he was asked if the show had made of him a true believer, here’s what Rob Lowe told Entertainment Weekly:

“Based on my experiences on the show, particularly around ghosts — absolutely. We captured some incredible [footage]. Our first episode is about poltergeists in one of the most notoriously haunted structures in America. Nothing is staged, nothing is trick-cut — no B.S. I believe there are probably ghosts out there. The rest of [what we found I accepted on a] case-by-case basis, but we had an incredible encounter with what locals call the wood ape, which is in the Ozark Mountains. I’m fully aware that I sound like a crazy, Hollywood kook right now.”

So how did the idea for the show come to him? 

“My boys and I were going to do this on our own and film it with our little cameras for a laugh. At one point I said, I bet someone will buy this and put it on the air. We talked about it for years until I had a general meeting with A&E. I told them my boys and I had the idea to hunt urban legends, myths, and monsters [and we decided] to make a show.”

The Lowe Files will debut on Aug. 2 on A&E. Dig into the first-look trailer below, and let us know if you plan on catching the show.

(via EW)