Christopher Egan and Tabrett Bethell Cast in ABC’s Crime-Solving Poe

When I heard about ABC’s “Poe”, it intrigued me. Mostly because I’m very curious to see how they approach this period crime-solving show. Will Poe be super smart like Sherlock Holmes? Or will the show be more of an “X-Files” type given Poe’s, well, reputation? We’ll find out soon enough when the show arrives on ABC.

Until then, TVline has former “Kings” star Christopher Egan (left) landing the main lead on the show. He joins Tabrett Bethell (below, formerly of the now-canceled “The Legend of the Seeker”), who is playing “Poe’s muse”. Not sure what that means, but a combination of lust and fascination may be involved. Lenore, perhaps?

Previously, Leslie Odom Jr. (“CSI: Miami”) had been cast as Julian “Jupiter” Noble, a doctor at a free clinic who lends his forensics skills to help Poe with his mysteries.

“Poe” will be set in 1840s Boston, and will find the famous author as a crime-solving Detective.