New SLEEPY HOLLOW Series Will Have a Sci-Fi Element
Star Trek writers and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are currently working on a new TV series based on the legend of Sleepy Hollow. Total Recall director Len Wiseman is set to direct the pilot.
Up until this point all we've known is that the series is going to be "a modern–day supernatural thriller based on the legend of Sleepy Hollow. It follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil."
Some new information has come to light that you'll either think is really cool, or really stupid: there's an interesting sci-fi element added to the story. THR reports the show will feature a time-travel element, in which the 18th-century protagonist Ichabod Crane will somehow be transported to the present day, where he’ll be working with a detective. Here's the synopsis:
In the script, Ichabod is described as a captain in the Revolutionary War who has been to hell and back. The former history professor finds himself catapulted to present day Sleepy Hollow, where he's indicted for the murder of a police officer and forced to prove not only his innocence but make a wary detective believe he's a traveler from the 18th century.
It's also recently been reported that Orlando Jones (Evolution) has been cast in the series. He will play Lt. Frank Williams, a stern professional detective transferred to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a double homicide. Katia Winter (Dexter) was also cast as the wife of Ichabod Crane and a nurse with the 37th Regiment in the Revolutionary War.
I'm really curious to see what exactly this series is going to be like, but I think it could be cool. This sounds like a fun and different concept.