'The Tudors' Actress Natalie Dormer Joins ABC's 'Poe'

Natalie Dormer Portrait 2011
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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 11:  Actress Natalie Dormer during a portrait session on day three of the 6th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 11, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

English actress Natalie Dormer has been cast 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 (Christopher Egan), who uses unconventional means to uncover mysteries. The series is set in Boston during the 1840s.

Dormer, whose previous TV credits include Showtime’s The Tudors and BBC’s Silk, will play the part of Celeste.

She joins Kevin McNally, Tabrett Bethell, Leslie Odom Jr. and Egan, who are already locked into 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.

Dormer is repped by ICM and United Agents.