Well I’ve been telling you for about a month now it was coming, but when the Wilmington Film Commission says it, you know it’s for real! Yay! Here’s the official press release!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2013
SLEEPY HOLLOW TV SERIES TO FILM IN WILMINGTON, NC
Wilmington, NC, June 6, 2013 – The Wilmington Regional Film Commission and the North Carolina Film Office announced today that 20th Century Fox Television is bringing the TV series SLEEPY HOLLOW, a thrilling new modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic story, to Wilmington, North Carolina. 20th Century Fox Television currently films the award winning series, HOMELAND, in the Charlotte region.
“We are certainly excited that once again Wilmington has been chosen as the home for another TV series”, says Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director, Johnny Griffin. “This series will continue Wilmington’s long running success with television production.”
“20th Century Fox Television continues to see the value of working in North Carolina”, says North Carolina Film Office Director, Aaron Syrett. “Fox is a valuable client and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them on this and future productions.”
SLEEPY HOLLOW is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Underworld” and “Total Recall”). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.
SLEEPY HOLLOW will air on Mondays at 9 p.m. on FOX beginning this fall.
“What if you suddenly woke up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world is on the brink of destruction, caused by unimaginable events, and you are humanity’s last hope?”
In this modern-day retelling of 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. Bound to the Headless Horseman by a blood spell cast on the battlefield of the American Revolution, 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.
As this re-invented Ichabod finds himself in present-day Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town and a world he no longer recognizes. All that is brutally familiar are Headless and Ichabod’s determination to annihilate this immortal being. It’s a mission he must complete quickly, as Headless already has viciously slain Sheriff AUGUST CORBIN (guest star Clancy Brown, “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Carnivale”). Grey served both as mentor and father figure to Detective ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie, “Shame,” “American Violet”), a young cop whose own supernatural experiences help her form an unlikely bond with Ichabod. But Sleepy Hollow’s head of police, Captain FRANK IRVING (Orlando Jones, “The Chicago 8,” “Drumline”), isn’t buying any of this.
In fact, the only person who is on Abbie’s side is Ichabod. His extensive first-hand knowledge of our secret American history, coupled with her superior profiling and modern threat assessment skills, will make them a formidable duo as they work together to triumph over evil. The complex pasts of Ichabod and Abbie, from Ichabod’s inclusion in the powerful and secretive Freemasons Society and the ghostly appearance of his late wife, KATRINA (Katia Winter, “Dexter”), to Abbie’s childhood visions, will help them solve the intricate puzzles of Sleepy Hollow in order to protect its future.
As history repeats itself, the oddly-linked pair will draw on the real stories and hallowed secrets this nation was founded on in their quest to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil.
SLEEPY HOLLOW currently occupies offices and soundstages at EUE Screen Gems Studios. Production is expected to begin in late July and continue through December on an initial order of twelve episodes.
Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc.
1223 N. 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405