More details are coming out about that Sleepy Hollow television series in development at Fox.
Directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld) and written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek), the pilot is set to star Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Nicole Baharie and now Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane. The actor previously starred in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and One Day.
Now, reports have pegged Sleepy Hollow as a modern-day tale, yet a lot of the previously-released character descriptions have mentioned Ichabod’s involvement in the Revolutionary War. So, what gives?
Apparently, Sleepy Hollow concerns time traveling.
Yep, per Deadline, Ichabod is a “captain from the Revolutionary War where he takes off a horseman’s head,” then, “Ichabod gets time warped into present day where he is confused by the modern technology but turns out to be a great detective once his enemy, The Headless Horseman, comes back to haunt the town.”
How the hell they’re going to milk a series out of this is beyond me. We shall see…