According to Perzehilton.com it's happening. It's kind of interesting I LOVE Poe's work, always have even before I realized it was cool to be into Poe. Who knew?
In the series he will be a detective who solves crimes in Boston set in the 1840's. Of course the crimes are dark and mysterious and of course Poe will use unusual means to solve said crimes.
Also...did you know John Cusack is playing Poe in a movie??
It called The Raven....
The Raven is a fictionalized account of the final five “mysterious” days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life. Apparently the famous writer joins the hunt for a serial killer whose murders are inspired by his stories.
McTeigue describes it “like the poem, The Raven, itself, crossed with Se7en.”
The screenplay is written by Hannah Shakespeare (who wrote the 2005 drama Loverboy, and was a story editor on Bionic Woman and Ghost Whisperer) and Ben Livingston.
Machinist/Session 9 director Brad Anderson had been previously developing the project.
The real death of Poe was also mysterious. The writer was discovered on the streets of Baltimore in great distress and in need of “immediate assistance.” He was wearing someone else’s clothes and repeating the name “Reynolds”. He died shortly after in hospital, never able to explain what had happened.
Here is Cusack as Poe