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Chris Egan has been tapped to star in ABC's Poe, has learned.

Poe, a period crime procedural, centers on Edgar Allan Poe (Egan), who uses unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston.

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Chris Hollier (Alias) wrote the pilot and will produce along with Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes).

As previously announced, Kevin McNally and Leslie Odom also star.

Egan, 26, starred in NBC's short-lived series Kings and the films Letters to Juliet and Eragon.