Sleepy Hollow (TV series)

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Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow - Title Card.jpg
Genre
Created by
Based on "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
by Washington Irving
Starring
Opening theme Brian Tyler
Ending theme Brian Tyler
Composer(s)
  • Robert Lydecker
  • Brian Tyler
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 62 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Clayton Townsend
  • Melissa Blake
  • Neal Ahern Jr.
  • Kristen Reidel
  • Marc David Alpert
  • Jane Bartelme
  • Heather V. Regnier
  • Leigh Dana Jackson
  • Shernold Edwards
Location(s) Wilmington, North Carolina
New Bern, North Carolina
Atlanta, Georgia
Cinematography Kramer Morgenthau
Jan Richter-Friis
Editor(s) Michael N. Knue
John Refoua
Steve Haugen
Running time 41–43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor 20th Television
Release
Original network Fox
Picture format 720p (16:9 HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16) – March 31, 2017 (2017-03-31)
External links
Website www.fox.com/sleepy-hollow/

Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that aired on Fox from September 16, 2013 to March 31, 2017.[1][2] The series is loosely based on the 1820 Halloween short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving with added concepts from "Rip Van Winkle," also by Irving. The series is initially set in real-life Sleepy Hollow, New York, although it portrays the town as much larger than it actually is. For the fourth and final season, the setting moved to Washington, D.C.

In October 2013, Sleepy Hollow was renewed for a second season with 13 episodes.[3][4] The season was extended to 18 episodes in May 2014.[5] Early in March 2015, Sleepy Hollow showrunner Mark Goffman left the series after the second season.[6] On March 18, 2015, Sleepy Hollow was renewed for an 18-episode third season by Fox with a new showrunner, Clifton Campbell, taking over.[6][7] On May 13, 2016, Fox renewed the show for a fourth season which premiered on January 6, 2017.[8][9] Albert Kim, previously an executive producer on the show, was named co-showrunner for the fourth season.[10] The show was officially cancelled on May 9, 2017.[11]

Premise

In 1781, Ichabod Crane works for George Washington as a double agent. Crane beheads a Horseman, who doesn't die; in desperation, Crane wins with a mutual blow. However, Crane next awakes in 2013 Sleepy Hollow with Washington's bible to guide him; he meets Lt. Abigail Mills, and learns the Horseman is back. Crane learns he and Abbie are the Witnesses and the Horseman is Death; should he get his head back, or his master, Moloch, be released from Purgatory, the End of Days will occur. Crane also learns his wife, Katrina, was a witch banished to Purgatory for saving him as his blunder linked his life with the Horseman's. Fighting off Moloch's army of demons, Crane learns the Horseman of War is his own son Jeremy Crane/Henry Parish, who loathes him and Katrina for abandoning him; he also learns "Headless" is his former friend Abraham Von Brunt. They manage to defeat Moloch, but at the cost of releasing everything trapped in Purgatory, including demons looking for a replacement for Moloch. Henry gets Katrina to side with him to awaken the descendants of their coven, but both are regretfully killed by Crane.

In the following months, Crane investigates all myths regarding the Witnesses, learning that Moloch was the first of the Seven Tribulations. The second comes in the form of Pandora, and her master the Hidden One, an ancient Sumerian god. As Moloch is dead (and thus cannot end the world), Crane gives the Horseman back his head, allowing him to destroy Pandora; however, the head is sucked into her box, which is destroyed. This battle cost Abigail her soul. Learning that there will always be two Witnesses, Crane vows to find her replacement to face the last five Tribulations.

Relocating to Washington D.C., Crane is briefly held prisoner by Malcolm Dreyfuss, a CEO who made a deal with a demon years ago to save his reputation and now seeks to escape the consequences of his deal. Having escaped Dreyfuss, Crane meets Agent Diana Thomas of Homeland Security, helping her investigate the desecration of the statue of Abraham Lincoln, and Jake Wells and Alex Norwood, members of Agency 355, an organization set up by George Washington to record supernatural activity in preparation for Crane assuming his role as Witness. Learning that Diana's daughter Molly is the next Witness, Crane takes action against Dreyfuss' attempts to establish a new world order to ensure his own immortality.

Cast and characters

  • Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane, Esq., soldier of the revolutionary war and Biblical witness. Ichabod Crane also acts as both a Sheriff's consultant and an FBI consultant whilst working with Mills.
  • Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills (born Grace Abigail Mills), Sheriff's Lieutenant, FBI Agent and Biblical witness (seasons 1–3)
  • Orlando Jones as Frank Irving, Sheriff's captain (seasons 1–2)
  • Katia Winter as Katrina Crane (born Katrina Van Tassel), a witch (seasons 1–2)
  • Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills, artifact hunter (seasons 2–4; guest season 1)
  • John Noble as Henry Parish (born Jeremy Crane), the son of Ichabod and Katrina, and the Horseman of War (season 2; guest season 1, 3-4)
  • Nikki Reed as Betsy Ross, soldier of the revolutionary war (season 3)
  • Shannyn Sossamon as Pandora, a supernatural entity (season 3)
  • Zach Appelman as Joseph Corbin, E.M.T., artifact hunter and Wendigo (season 3; guest season 2)
  • Lance Gross as Daniel Reynolds, FBI Agent (season 3)
  • Jessica Camacho as Sophie Foster, FBI Agent (season 3)
  • Janina Gavankar as Diana Thomas, Homeland Security Agent (season 4)
  • Jerry MacKinnon as Jake Wells, research analyst at Agency 355 and The Vault (season 4)
  • Rachel Melvin as Alex Norwood, engineer at Agency 355 and The Vault (season 4)
  • Oona Yaffe as Molly Thomas, Diana's 11-year-old daughter, and Biblical witness (season 4)
  • Jeremy Davies as Malcolm Dreyfuss, a billionaire tech mogul, who is seeking out mystical artifacts (season 4)

Development and production

The pilot episode was filmed in Gastonia, Salisbury, and Charlotte, North Carolina.[12][13][14][15][16]

The rest of the first season and the second season were filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. The third and fourth seasons were filmed in Conyers and Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the metro Atlanta area.[17]

Aerial footage for the series is filmed over the actual village of Sleepy Hollow and the surrounding Tappan Zee region of New York.

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16) January 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)
2 18 September 22, 2014 (2014-09-22) February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)
3 18 October 1, 2015 (2015-10-01) April 8, 2016 (2016-04-08)
4 13 January 6, 2017 (2017-01-06) March 31, 2017 (2017-03-31)

Broadcast

Sleepy Hollow airs simultaneously on Global in Canada.[18] For the third season, the show moved to CTV Two. In India, it airs on Star World Premiere HD (only in high-definition) and on Star World India (both in standard and high definitions).

In Australia, the series premiered on September 17, 2013 on Network Ten.[19] The series was moved to Eleven on January 13, 2014.[20] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the series was acquired by the Universal Channel,[21] which premiered it on October 9, 2013.[22] The second season debuted on October 15, 2014[23] and the third season debuted on October 22, 2015. Season 4 premiere on Syfy February 22, 2017.

In South Africa, the second season began airing on M-Net Edge alongside the network's launch on October 20, 2014.[24] In Thailand, the series aired on Channel 3 every Thursday night starting November 26, 2015.[25]

Reception

Sleepy Hollow has received generally favorable reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a rating of 77%, based on 44 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Despite its overstuffed plot, Sleepy Hollow is a fun romp with exciting action scenes and sparkling production values."[26] On Metacritic the first season has a score of 64 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[27]

Verne Gay of Newsday commented that although there is "nothing scary here", the show is "fun enough".[28] Robert Bianco of USA Today gave the show 3 out of 4 stars.[29] Entertainment Weekly, which originally doubted the premise of the show, gave the show a B+ after seeing the first half of the first season, citing the Crane & Mills' chemistry and the show's surprisingly fun mythology.[30] Time called Sleepy Hollow one of 2013's Ten Best new shows.[31]

The series premiered on September 16, 2013 to 10 million viewers with 3.5 rating/9 share which was double the amount that Fox's The Mob Doctor brought in at the same time last year and marked the network's highest rated fall drama premiere since the 2006 police drama Standoff.[32] In Australia the first episode had 597,000 viewers[33] and in the United Kingdom the same episode had 527,000 viewers.[34]

In the real Sleepy Hollow, New York, the local newspaper has regularly enumerated the many fanciful fictions told about the village, including its labyrinth of Revolutionary-era tunnels and a vast increase in population (from an actual 2010 census of 9,870 to roughly 144,000 reported in the show).[35]

Season 2 was met with more favorable reviews, holding a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus reads, "Sleepy Hollow continues to pack a punch in its sophomore season, with fantastic writing and lots of chills."[36]

Ratings

Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Rank Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Monday 9:00pm 13 September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16) 10.10[37] January 20, 2014 (2014-01-20) 7.05[38] 2013–14 38 8.60[39]
2 18 September 22, 2014 (2014-09-22) 5.51[40] February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23) 4.35[41] 2014–15 92 6.12[42]
3 Thursday 9:00pm (1–8)
Friday 8:00pm (9–18)
18 October 1, 2015 (2015-10-01) 3.46[43] April 8, 2016 (2016-04-08) 2.96[44] 2015–16 99 4.82[45]
4 Friday 9:00pm 13 January 6, 2017 (2017-01-06)[9] 2.19[46] March 31, 2017 1.72[47] 2016–17 123 3.29[48]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominee Result
2014 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nicole Beharie Nominated
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Chitra Elizabeth Sampath Nominated
People's Choice Awards Best New TV Drama Sleepy Hollow Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Network Television Series Sleepy Hollow Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show Sleepy Hollow Nominated
Choice Breakout Show Sleepy Hollow Nominated
2015 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Favorite Actress on Television Nicole Beharie Nominated
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nicole Beharie Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Television Series – Genre Sleepy Hollow Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Network Television Series Sleepy Hollow Nominated
2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards Outstanding Fantasy Television Series Mairi Chisholm Nominated

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External links

  • Official website
  • Sleepy Hollow on IMDb
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