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Fox picks up 'Sleepy Hollow' series
Fox has granted a series order to "Sleepy Hollow," inspired by Washington Irving's spooky tale set in Westchester County.
Newsday Westchester picked up on the buzz last July, when two "Sleepy Hollow" pilots were in development -- one at Fox, another by the same name at The CW. In January, Fox gave the gave the green light for a pilot of its version, whose executive producers, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, had some time on their hands because "Fringe" had come to a close.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the Fox series order this morning and described the show thusly: "A modern-day retelling of Washington Irving's classic. The supernatural thriller centers on Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) who is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find the world on the brink of destruction. With Crane as humanity's last hope, he's teamed with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie)."
Orlando Jones ("MADtv") and guest star John Cho ("Star Trek Into Darkness") are among the other actors tied to Fox's production.
The future's more uncertain for The CW's version of "Sleepy Hollow," according to Deadline. Penned by "Missing" writers Grant Scharbo and Patrick Macmanus, The CW's pilot revolved around fictional FBI agent Ichabod Crane, who's assigned to investigate a beheading in the Westchester village. But progress on that project appeared to stall when Fox stepped up its own "Sleepy Hollow" negotiations.