Pilot casting continues to wreak havoc online as “The Tudors” alumna Natalie Dormer (pictured inside) is set as the female lead opposite Chris Egan in ABC’s drama pilot “Poe,” reports Deadline. T
The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Lin Pictures, is a crime procedural following Edgar Allan Poe (Egan), the world’s very first detective, as he uses unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston.
Dormer will play Celeste, a beautiful spitfire, with a firm moral center – the logical yin to Poe’s wildly theoretical yang. She owns the newspaper for which Poe writes, having inherited it from her fiancé who died in mysterious circumstances. As previously reported, Leslie 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.