'Kings' Star Christopher Egan Lands Lead in ABC's 'Poe'

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Cast member Chris Egan arrives at the premiere of "Letters To Juliet" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, May 11, 2010.

Australian actor Christopher Egan has been tapped as the lead in ABC pilot Poe.

The crime procedural, from Warner Bros. TV and Dan Lin’s Lin Pictures, centers on the world’s first detective, Edgar Allan Poe, who uses unconventional means to uncover mysteries. The series is set in Boston during the 1840s.

Egan, whose previous TV credits include Kings, Vanished and Everwood, will play the part of Poe.

He joins Kevin McNally, Tabrett Bethelland Leslie Odom Jr, who are already locked into supporting roles.

Chris Hollier (Alias, Kyle XY) will write and executive produce the pilot, with Lin (The Departed, Sherlock Holmes) and Brad Kern (Human Target, Charmed) joining him as executive producers. Alex Graves (Terra Nova, Fringe) is on board to direct.

 Egan is repped by CAA.