TV: ABC Finds Free Help for ‘Poe’

Pilot casting season continues as Leslie Odom Jr. (“CSI: Miami”) has landed a role in the ABC drama pilot “Poe,” a crime procedural following Edgar Allan Poe, the world’s very first detective, as he uses unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston, reports Deadline.

Odom Jr. will play Julian “Jupiter” Noble, a doctor at a free clinic who helps Poe.

Directed by Alex Graves (“Terra Nova,” “Fringe”) and penned by Chris Hollier for Warner Bros. TV and Lin Pictures, “Poe” is described as Sherlock Holmes with a hint of “X-Files” and “Moonlighting”. Shooting begins March 14 in Toronto.

Source: Deadline