Jim Dooley is writing the music for the TV drama pilot Poe. The show follows Edgar Allan Poe, the world’s very first detective, as he uses unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston. Poe stars Chris Egan in the title role, Natalie Dormer, Kevin McNally and Leslie Odom. The pilot is written by Christopher Hollier (Kyle XY) and directed by Alex Graves (Terra Nova, Fringe). Dan Lin (Sherlock Homes) is producing through his Lin Productions company and Brad Kern (Human Target, Charmed) has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner. ABC is expected to make a decision if the show gets picked up for next TV season in May.

The Emmy-winning composer also has another TV show coming up this summer. He will be scoring the FX comedy Wilfred. The show stars Elijah Wood as a depressed and unemployed worker who imagines seeing a man in a dog costume. Jason Gann and Fiona Gubelmann are co-starring and guest stars include Ed Helms, Chris Klein and Rashida Jones. Wilfred is based on an Australian series with the same title and is adapted by David Zuckerman (Family Guy, American Dad). Randall Einhorn (The Office, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) directed the pilot. The show’s first season of 13 episodes will be airing this June on FX. Visit the FX show webpage for updates and watch the trailer below.

In related news, Jim Dooley’s score for the drama Carmel-by-the Sea has recently been released. To listen to audio clips and download the score, visit iTunes. The movie directed by Lawrence Roeck stars Lauren Bacall, Alfred Molina, Josh Hutcherson and Hayden Panetierre is still awaiting a release date. To find out more about the film and Dooley’s other recent projects, visit our previous article.