ABC exec: 'Poe pilot is like Castle'
Published Feb 14 2011, 12:29 GMT | By Catriona Wightman
ABC's chief of scripted development Suzanne Patmore-Gibbs has compared the network's pilot Poe
to imagine the author Edgar Allen Poe as a detective using unusual methods to solve crimes.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly
, Patmore-Gibbs described the project as "fun".
"It has an element of Guy Ritchie's version of Sherlock Holmes
, an element of steampunk and a real sense of fun," she said. "This is before Poe's darkest days. He has a sense of humour. He's a believer surrounded by sceptics."
She continued: "The show in some ways bears a resemblance to Castle
. One supporting character is a female who works at a newspaper, another one of the first African-American doctors [both characters are fictional]. They're people who are always being underestimated in society."
Patmore-Gibbs also revealed what she is looking for in the actor who will play Poe, saying: "Certainly it will be someone with a larger than life personality... hopefully charismatic... and attractive... We're literal about his work, but not about his looks."> ABC orders supernatural, horror pilots