ABS-CBN Corp. is teaming up with a United States production firm to create its first Hollywood content that will be aired in television network WGN America.

The Lopez-led company said it is partnering with Electric Entertainment, founded by Filipino-American producer Dean Devlin, to produce a crime series set in Cebu entitled “Off Tropic.”

Electric Entertainment is known for its films such as “Bad Samaritan,” “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “Flyboys,” and television shows like “The Librarians” and “Leverage.” Mr. Devlin is its chief executive officer.

“This is a first of many strategic partnerships and collaborations with partners from all over the world and we are very thrilled that we are partnering with a formidable team, Electric Entertainment, to line produce the US series for them,” ABS-CBN Head of International Production and Co-Production Ruel S. Bayani said in a statement.

The partnership signals the first time ABS-CBN is venturing into Hollywood television production. Prior to this, the international co-production division of the company had forged partnerships and collaborations with producers from Southeast Asia, US and Europe.

“We chose to partner with ABS-CBN because they have been so instrumental in the development of talent here both in front and behind the camera. I think they have the most experience and they have just been amazing partners,” Mr. Devlin was quoted as saying in the statement.

The production of the show is scheduled to start in November. ABS-CBN said majority of the show’s cast will be from the Philippines, such as the lead who will be a Filipina actress paired with American actor Christian Kane.

Mr. Devlin—who is known for writing and producing films like “Godzilla” and “Stargate” and directing “Geostorm” and “Bad Samaritan”—will be writing the first two episodes of the show and directing its finale.

“This is going to change the way people perceive the entertainment business in the Philippines,” Mr. Devlin said.

ABS-CBN recorded an attributable net income of P1.55 billion in the first half of the year, higher by 83% from last year due to strong revenues from advertising sales. — Denise A. Valdez