James Hibberd
March 08, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EST

Image Credit: David Livingston/Getty ImagesABC’s Poe has found its female lead.

Natalie Dormer, who played Anne Boleyn on Showtime’s The Tudors, has been cast as a journalist in the drama pilot. As a woman working at a newspaper in 1840s Boston,  Dormer’s character struggles for social equality and finds a partner in crime-solving in Edgar Allan Poe. (And you remember who’s playing Poe right? Not Maaaaatt Damon, as some called him, but ….).

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