Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Sexy Edgar Allen Poe???

Mar 4 2011 11:45 PM ET

ABC promised the casting of Edgar Allan Poe in its fall drama pilot would be a physically nontraditional choice for the role, and it sure is.

One of the most intriguing projects of the fall, Poe re-imagines the nebbish-looking, cousin-marrying opium enthusiast as a crime fighter in 1840s Boston.

And the young actor who will play Poe is…
Christopher-EganImage Credit: Billy Ingram/

Kings and Home and Away hottie Christopher Egan!
Outstanding, ABC. A full throttle steam punk choice. If the network got somebody who looked anything like Edgar Allan Poe, well, that would somehow be disappointing.

Here’s ABC’s drama executive giving more details about the show in my previous Poe-st.
And for those who ditched their American literature class, here’s Edgar in all his glory:


  1. "Opium enthusiast"? Who? I hope you don't mean Poe, who was never an opium user!

  2. Wendy, the Not so good WitchMarch 18, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    I agreeg. I shot James Hibbard an email at EW, but he never returned a comment. Opium and alcohol rumours will never fade, will they???

  3. Wendy, the NOT so good WitchMarch 18, 2011 at 1:28 PM