Mar 4 2011 11:45 PM ET
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…
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: