[08/02/11 - 10:21 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, August 2 Updates include: John Stamos to star in "Dead Lawyers" revival; Charlyne Yi joins FOX's "House"; and John Corbett to return to NBC's "Parenthood."
[03/17/11 - 11:30 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 17 Updates include: Damon Wayans Jr. and Sr. land pilots; Jimmy Smits to play mayor in NBC's "S.I.L.A."; and Rebecca Sinclair departs The CW's "90210."
[03/08/11 - 10:52 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 8 Updates include: Ben Koldyke, Brooke D'Orsay nab leads in ABC comedy pilots; Rick Gomez, Richard T. Jones join FOX's "Council of Dads"; and Natalie Dormer to star in ABC's "Poe."
[03/04/11 - 10:31 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 4 Updates include: Chris Egan is ABC's "Poe"; Jim Caviezel to topline "Person of Interest" for CBS; and David Walton, Becki Newton are the latest to book pilots in second position.
[02/16/11 - 10:46 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 16 Updates include: Adrianne Palicki is NBC's "Wonder Woman"; Maria Bello locks into "Prime Suspect," also at NBC; and Mike O'Malley, Michael Emerson land pilots.
[02/15/11 - 10:27 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 15 Updates include: Laura Prepon is NBC's "Chelsea"; Annie Wersching joins ABC's "Partners"; and Jamie Bamber reunites with Ronald D. Moore on NBC's "17th Precinct."
[02/07/11 - 10:50 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 7 Updates include: Debra Messing, Taylor Kinney land NBC pilots; Ilene Chaiken to run "Hail Mary" for CBS; and Alex Graves to helm ABC's "Poe."
[01/25/11 - 10:46 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, January 25 Updates include: ABC orders two period dramas to pilot; FOX greenlights a pair of single-camera comedies; and Stephen Gaghan's "S.I.L.A." is a go at NBC.
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2011) Its 1840 and Boston is in the grips of a series of mysterious murders. When dark forces threaten, the only man who can protect the city is one who has spent his life chasing shadows - the legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe (Chris Egan). The authorities don't like Poe's cocky, devil-may-care attitude, but they need him. His brilliant and unorthodox methods offer the only hope of solving the eerie crimes sweeping the city. While many people fear for their lives - and souls - Poe and his unlikely partner in crime, Celeste Chevalier (Natalie Dormer), are ready to meet evil head on. Celeste is a beautiful and intelligent reporter who's way ahead of her time. Where Poe looks for possible supernatural forces at work, Celeste will stop at nothing to uncover more logical explanations. There's combustible chemistry between Poe and Celeste, but the dangers of their work and tragedies from their past keep them apart. Each week, sparks fly as Poe and Celeste combat the rising darkness with humor and intellect. For Poe, the greatest mystery of all is his own past. He's haunted by the image of a raven that is somehow connected to the crimes he investigates - and every case brings him closer than ever to discovering its meaning. From executive producer Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) and writer Chris Hollier (Alias) comes this romantic, crime procedural that perfectly blends Castle's sexy, playful banter with the dark intrigue of The X-Files.