Spoiler alert! If you intend to marathon Sleepy Hollow‘s first season before its fall return, stop reading now. Seriously. The finale’s closing nine minutes, which revealed one of the TV season’s most shocking twists, also made Entertainment Weekly‘s list of the season’s 50 Best Scenes, which can be found in the issue on stands now. We spoke to exec producer Alex Kurtzman about the brilliance of John Noble and hiding a major reveal in plain sight. READ FULL STORY
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If the first season of Sleepy Hollow left you wanting a little more, you’ll love what Fox has planned for season 2.
The breakout supernatural-historical thriller will produce at least 15 episodes for its sophomore season, with producers currently preparing for a potential total of 18 episodes. That’s well above the 13-episode order for season one.
The move gives producers more leeway to tell an ambitious story, which executive producer Mark Goffman says will have a war theme. Of course, more epiosdes also means that the Sleepy Hollow team has to fill more hours, and Fox has been advocating shorter seasons for dramas in general as a way of boosting creative quality. The 13-episode “cable model” is being increasingly tested by broadcast networks for certain serialized shows, while short-order “event series” such as Fox’s upcoming thriller Wayward Pines are all the rage. Goffman tells EW he’s confident Sleepy Hollow will continue to maintain the same creative and production values that fans enjoyed during its debut season. READ FULL STORY
Sleepy Hollow is enlisting a major Founding Father this fall. Ichabod Crane will meet up with Benjamin Franklin in season 2. Fox’s breakout action-thriller has cast The West Wing actor Timothy Busfield to play “the First American” in a recurring role for the show’s sophomore season.
Fans will discover that Crane (Tom Mison) reluctantly apprenticed under Franklin before he awoke in present day upstate New York. “Last season, we created this history between Ichabod and George Washington that talked about this secret war that was part of the American Revolution,” says executive producer Mark Goffman. “This season, we’re continuing that and expanding on it with other characters. Benjamin Franklin is great because we are all familiar with so many of his contributions and now we get to pull back the veil a bit. This man founded the printing press and was responsible for so many [innovations] and now we find out he’s involved in this secret war and that Crane had a relationship with him. I’ve read several biographies of Franklin and we’re teeing off on some of his precociousness and eccentricities.” READ FULL STORY
Orlando Jones is getting out of Sleepy Hollow for a trip to East L.A.
EW has learned exclusively that the Sleepy fan favorite is set to appear in an upcoming episode of Hulu’s Los Angeles-set original series East Los High. Jones will guest as a host/announcer at a high-stakes dance competition.
East Los High, a sort of Hispanic Degrassi in that its storylines are rooted in high school drama and teen issues, is currently in production on season 2, which will premiere this summer.
Jones currently plays Capt. Irving on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, which returns for a second season in the fall.
The cast and executive producers of Fox’s hit supernatural series Sleepy Hollow hit the stage at Los Angeles’s Dolby Theater for their first PaleyFest appearance on Tuesday night. Check out five of the most interesting things we learned from the panel at PaleyFest below:
Season 2 will bring new faces and a new authority figure
Brace yourselves for season 2, Sleepy Heads — from the sounds of the Sleepy Hollow panel, this upcoming season will showcase a slew of both familiar and unfamiliar faces. Showrunners promised that fans would be introduced to new characters both of the human and supernatural variety. One of them is a new authority figure who will become the man in charge now that Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) is serving time behind bars. “This person is gonna be very’‘not on your side, pal!’” promises executive producer Mark Goffman.
Two Sleepy Hollow actors are putting down more permanent roots on the show. READ FULL STORY
'Sleepy Hollow' season finale: EP Mark Goffman on THAT reveal, season 2's new faces, and what you didn't see
Sleepy Hollow wrapped up its freshman season Monday night with a finale packed full of major twists and a whopper of a cliffhanger that left pretty much every major character in a terrible, life-threatening position. (Head thee to EW’s Sleepy Hollow recap for all the details.)
With Ichabod (Tom Mison) buried six feet under (while still alive), Abbie (Nicole Beharie) trapped in Purgatory, and Katrina (Katia Winter) kidnapped by the headless horseman, executive producer Mark Goffman had a lot to answer for when we called him up after viewing the heart-stopping episode. Luckily Goffman, who penned the extraordinary second hour with fellow EP Alex Kurtzman, was more than happy to break it all down for us — and give us some early scoop on season 2!
Read on for his take on all the twists. READ FULL STORY
'Sleepy Hollow': Orlando Jones teases 'devastating' season finale...while taking EW's balloon challenge -- VIDEO
How excited is Sleepy Hollow‘s Orlando Jones for the upcoming season finale? He brought balloons to EW’s video studio at the Television Critics Association press tour!
Just kidding. We brought the balloons so we could challenge Jones to EW’s Ultimate Balloon Challenge, which required him to give us juicy teases…while keeping a balloon in the air. (Hey, anyone can shill a show! We had to raise the bar.)
So how’d he do? See for yourself below and enjoy his juicy scoops on Sleepy Hollow‘s season finale, airing Monday on Fox. (Preview: “The deaths will probably be devastating — I know I broke down in tears three times just thinking about what’s going on.”)
After a month hiatus, Sleepy Hollow returns Monday night (Fox, 9 p.m. ET) with an episode that star Tom Mison promises will be a scary one. “It’s a constantly tense one,” he says. “I like that the show does simmer, and then there are a few moments that jump out at you.” The hour explores more of Jenny Mills’ (Lyndie Greenwood) past, Mison teases, “and the fact that she was once possessed — who wasn’t.” As the clip below reveals, Sheriff Corbin (Clancy Brown) helped Jenny through the possession, which had an effect on her relationship with her sister, Abbie (Nicole Beharie). As for Ichabod, “As is so often the case,” Mison teases, “he suddenly remembers something from the 18th century that eludes to demonic possession, so he struts off with Abbie running along in tow to find a way of dealing with present-day demonic possession.” Though Mison tried to keep who is possessed now a secret, the show’s promos have already let that cat out of the bag. The demon wants Washington’s Bible and will use Macy (Amandla Stenberg), the daughter of Capt. Irving (Orlando Jones), as a bargaining chip. “I was trying to keep it mysterious and exciting, but yes, alright, fine,” he says, with a laugh. He also reveals that Abbie’s ex, Luke (Nicholas Gonzalez), is a part of the story: “He is also affected by demonic possession. Basically, the theme of tonight is demonic possession,” Mison quips. READ FULL STORY
Wake up, Sleepyheads! The wait for a new episode of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow is almost over! The show is back Jan. 13 with “The Vessel,” which sets things in motion for the two-hour Jan. 20 season 1 finale. “This episode will bring a lot of things together,” Orlando Jones promises of the return. “And the best part is, everybody’s wrong: Nobody knows where it’s going. And it’s right in front of you. And you missed it. It’s literally there, and you’re all guessing wrong. I love it.”
Here’s what we can safely say after watching the exclusive clip below: The part of the Jan. 13 episode synopsis that says “a frightening chapter of Jenny’s past is revealed” does not lie. Someone hold
Abbie us. (We nominate Ichabod.)
Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): How 'Sleepy Hollow' dreamed up Ichabod's talk with the OnStar lady
Sleepy Hollow hooked scads of viewers with its balls-to-the-wall crazy pilot episode, which established in quick succession that a) American Revolutionary War hero Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) was Rip Van Winkle’d into a 200+ year slumber, then b) awoken to fight the evil Headless Horseman, who c) happens to be one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Also, his wife’s a witch. Also also, he’s destined to team up with Sleepy Hollow cop Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), who herself is still haunted by a demon she spotted when she was just a girl. Oh, and then there’s Zombie John Cho…
Clearly, Sleepy has a lot of balls in the air — but so far, it has managed to keep juggling them all. (It’ll continue to do so well into 2014, as Fox made Sleepy the first new show to earn a second season way back in October.) Even better, the show has proven that it’s just as adept at humor as it is at supernatural action/adventure. Witness, for example, Ichabod’s flabbergasted reaction to present-day New York’s mammoth sales tax, or the way he describes a package Abbie’s received (“treasures from the Amazon”) — or the opening of season 1′s fourth episode, which finds Crane delivering a swoonworthy monologue about his lost love Katrina, who’s currently caught in purgatory. The punchline: He’s sitting in a car… and telling this tale to Yolanda, an OnStar customer service rep.
Who dreamed up this already classic scene? That’d be Sleepy staffer Damian Kindler, a sci-fi vet who loves to write twists on American history — especially given his Canadian upbringing. (“There was something cheeky about the Canadian dude going, ‘The Boston Tea Party was a ruse, man!’” he tells EW with a laugh.) Read on to see how Kindler created one of the show’s standout moments — and to learn the show’s general approaches to writing both Ichabod and Abbie.
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