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Old 05-14-2013, 03:12 PM  
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Fox Fall 2013: Sleepy Hollow

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SLEEPY HOLLOW

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? Welcome to SLEEPY HOLLOW, the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”). 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 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 and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, K/O Paper Products

CO-CREATORS: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove, Len Wiseman

WRITERS: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Heather Kadin

SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Phillip Iscove

DIRECTOR: Len Wiseman

CAST: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane, Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills, Orlando Jones as Frank Irving, Katia Winter as Katrina Crane
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:42 AM   #31
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Set it up for a 7 year run. Too bad Fox will cancel it after one whether it is a hit or not.

For the record, I did enjoy the first ep and will continue watching.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:54 AM   #32
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Oh boy. I just started this and completely forgot it was Orci and Kurtzman
Hoping it's just their name attached to someone else's work, like a lot of bad robot stuff these days.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:57 AM   #33
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Hoping it's just their name attached to someone else's work, like a lot of bad robot stuff these days.
Unfortunately, it's not, although Len Wiseman directed the pilot.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:08 AM   #34
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Biggest problem is it seems like he's adjusting to the 21st century way too easily. A few wide-eyed looks here and there, but not nearly enough. But I guess they didn't want to make the whole show about that.
No kidding. "Get in the car!" "Okay!" I'd be like "WTF is a CAR?"
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:22 AM   #35
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No kidding. "Get in the car!" "Okay!" I'd be like "WTF is a CAR?"
When she said that, he had already been in a car. HIs WTF moment probably happened then.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:55 AM   #36
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Meh.

I'll keep recording it to see where it goes but witches, covens, the Biblical supernatural isn't going to "play" come spring.

The biggest disappointment, IMO, is there was an opportunity to introduce a "National Treasure" type historical vibe but instead, they went with the witch angle.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering the limited creativity of the principles.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:56 AM   #37
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No kidding. "Get in the car!" "Okay!" I'd be like "WTF is a CAR?"
Well, it is short for carriage, which he would have been familiar with in his day.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:26 AM   #38
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The biggest disappointment, IMO, is there was an opportunity to introduce a "National Treasure" type historical vibe but instead, they went with the witch angle.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering the limited creativity of the principles.
So...you're saying you're disappointed with their limited creativity and wish they'd done something more like something that's already been done.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:29 AM   #39
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Meh.

I'll keep recording it to see where it goes but witches, covens, the Biblical supernatural isn't going to "play" come spring.

The biggest disappointment, IMO, is there was an opportunity to introduce a "National Treasure" type historical vibe but instead, they went with the witch angle.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering the limited creativity of the principles.
This is more or less my take on it. I don't mind the supernatural to an extent, it is after all a ghost story originally, but the apocalyptic avenue is going too far, IMHO. I have grown accustomed to the story being bastardized but, this seems to be straying way the hell out there.

I also agree that a National Treasure type tilt would a have a chance at being more interesting. As it is, it was about as stupid as I feared. Though I'll give it one more shot just because it can be hard to tell from the first show as that is primarily a set up episode. I am not optimistic though.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:15 AM   #40
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This is more or less my take on it. I don't mind the supernatural to an extent, it is after all a ghost story originally, but the apocalyptic avenue is going too far, IMHO. I have grown accustomed to the story being bastardized but, this seems to be straying way the hell out there.

I also agree that a National Treasure type tilt would a have a chance at being more interesting. As it is, it was about as stupid as I feared. Though I'll give it one more shot just because it can be hard to tell from the first show as that is primarily a set up episode. I am not optimistic though.
I would agree with this. I was under the impression, and the first part suggested it as well, that the show would involve many aspects of history and would take on a more suspense or mystery feel with things such as cover ups, alternate histories, or revelations about the past. These things can still come into play so I hope it doesn't just get too crazy with the paranormal.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #41
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I fell asleep about 2/3 into the episode, but I really liked it. Going to keep watching.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #42
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Another problem I have is getting past the police captain being the magazine salesman from Office Space.
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Another problem I have is getting past the police captain being the magazine salesman from Office Space.
Wait, who? The Mexican chick?
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:26 AM   #45
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Wait, who? The Mexican chick?
I think he's referring to Orlando Jones, who is a very good actor.
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