Orlando Jones (Evolution) and Katia Winter (“Dexter”) are the first cast members to sign on for Fox’s upcoming “Sleepy Hollow” series. From Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek), “Sleepy Hollow” has now been revealed to feature a time travel element. The still-uncast Ichabod Crane will travel from the past to present day Sleepy Hollow where he finds himself accused of murder.
Jones will play Lieutenant Frank Williams, a present-day police officer while Winter will play Crane’s wife in the 18th century.
Based on the now-classic 1820 Washington Irving short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the pilot episode will be directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist) (Len Wiseman was previously attached) and written by Kurtzman and Orci alongside Phillip Iscove.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” has been adapted for film and television as far back as 1922. It last hit the big screen with Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow in 1999 and the small screen with “The Hollow,” an ABC Family telefilm that also brought the plot to present day.
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