"Welcome to SLEEPY HOLLOW, the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the “Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”).
modern-day twist on Washington Irving's classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom
Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a
half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way
back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous
Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy
Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the
beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four
Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that
Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world.
Ichabod finds himself in 2013's Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town he
no longer recognizes and grapples to understand. Teaming up with Lt.
ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie, “42,” “The Good Wife,” “Shame”), a young
cop who has her own supernatural experiences, the two embark on a
mission to stop the evil that has awoken along with Ichabod and that now
is seeping into this once-sleepy town.
Clues from the past
enlighten mysteries in the present, as each episode features a flashback
to Ichabod's life in 1776. Ripe with untold stories from American
history and cloaked in mythology, the divide between present and past
becomes dangerously blurred. Lives are in the balance, including that of
Ichabod's late wife, KATRINA (Katia Winter, “Dexter”), who is trapped
in a mysterious netherworld. In his pursuit to save her, Ichabod
uncovers secrets about her, leaving him with countless questions.
everyone believes Ichabod's tales of 1776 and supernatural evils,
especially the new head of Abbie's police precinct, Captain FRANK IRVING
(Orlando Jones, “The Chicago 8,” “Drumline”). When faced with bizarre
events he can't explain, Capt. Irving reluctantly turns to Ichabod and
Abbie to investigate.
Ichabod's extensive first-hand knowledge
of our country's hidden history, coupled with Abbie's superior profiling
and modern threat assessment skills, make them a formidable duo. The
complex pasts of the pair, from Ichabod's inclusion in the powerful and
secretive Freemasons Society to Abbie's childhood visions, will help
them solve the intricate puzzles of Sleepy Hollow in order to protect
its – and the world's – future. As history repeats itself, the
oddly-linked pair will draw on the real stories and secrets this nation
was founded on in their quest to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of
That is the write-up of Fox's new show Sleepy Hollow on their website. Frankly, I love the idea of taking a story that everyone knows (Ichabod Crane and The Headless Horseman) and incorporating historical events like the American Revolution for context. Then, throw in Biblical events as described in Revelations. Now, throw in supernatural stuff to bring those Biblical events about and you have a thrill ride. Sleepy Hollow might be the best new show of the fall. I am undecided, but it is in the running...
And one of my favorite scenes: