Sleepy Hollow (TV series)

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Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow - Title Card.jpg
GenreDrama
Horror
Created by
Based onThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
by Washington Irving
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Clayton Townsend
  • Melissa Blake
Editor(s)Michael N. Knue
John Refoua
Location(s)New Bern, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
CinematographyKramer Morgenthau
Running time41–43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original runSeptember 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)  – present
External links
Official website
 
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Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow - Title Card.jpg
GenreDrama
Horror
Created by
Based onThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
by Washington Irving
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Clayton Townsend
  • Melissa Blake
Editor(s)Michael N. Knue
John Refoua
Location(s)New Bern, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
CinematographyKramer Morgenthau
Running time41–43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original runSeptember 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)  – present
External links
Official website

Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural/police drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that airs on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET.[1][2] The series is considered a "modern-day retelling" of the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.

On October 3, 2013, Fox renewed Sleepy Hollow for a second season,[3] which premiered on September 22, 2014 and will contain 18 episodes.[4][5][6]

Premise[edit]

In 1781, Ichabod Crane, a soldier and spy in the Colonial Army, on a mission for General George Washington, kills the Headless Horseman, as the Horseman kills him. More than 230 years later, in the present-day, Ichabod rises from his grave, after the Headless Horseman (revealed to be Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse), is summoned back from his watery grave by an unknown party. The resurrection of the one causes the other to also come back to life as a result of their blood mixing shortly after Crane decapitated the Headless Horseman on the field of battle.

Lt. Abbie Mills begins investigating the Headless Horseman after he beheads Sheriff August Corbin, Mills' mentor and partner. Mills' investigation reveals the presence of two occult groups - one for good, the other evil - in Sleepy Hollow, both of which are concerned with the Four Horsemen and the associated apocalypse. The killing spree the Horseman embarks on causes Crane and Mills to team up, especially when they found out that they are destined to be the two witnesses, the only ones who can protect the world from the forces of Hell.

As Crane's worldview is from 18th century Colonial America, some friction can be expected between him and Abbie, and also between him and the people he must now work with. This is often a source of comic relief for the show, but also forces him to look at things differently and thus becomes a strength.

The series is set in real-life Sleepy Hollow, New York, although it portrays the town as much larger than it actually is.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Development and production[edit]

The pilot episode was filmed in Gastonia, Salisbury, and Charlotte, North Carolina.[9][10][11][12][13] The rest of the first season was filmed in Wilmington. Filming began in early July 2013.[14] Aerial footage is filmed over the actual Village of Sleepy Hollow and the surrounding Tappan Zee region of New York.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and Blu-ray Disc release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
113September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)January 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)[15]TBASeptember 17, 2014 (2014-09-17)[16]
218[17]September 22, 2014 (2014-09-22)TBATBATBATBA

Broadcast[edit]

Sleepy Hollow is broadcast in Canada on the Global Television Network,[18] and in the United Kingdom on the Universal Channel.[19] In Australia, the series premiered on September 17, 2013 on Network Ten, shortly after the U.S. premiere.[20] However, on January 13, 2014, Sleepy Hollow moved to Network Ten's digital channel Eleven. In Greece, Sleepy Hollow will premiere on September 26, 2014 on Fox Greece.[21]

Reception[edit]

The series has received generally favorable reviews from critics, scoring a 65 out of 100 on Metacritic.[22] Verne Gay of Newsday commented that although there is "nothing scary here", the show is "fun enough".[23] Robert Bianco of USA Today gave the show 3 out of 4 stars.[24] 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.[25] Time called Sleepy Hollow one of 2013's Ten Best new shows.[26]

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.[27] In Australia the first episode had 597,000 viewers[28] and in the United Kingdom the same episode had 527,000 viewers.[29]

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).[30]

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)EpisodesPremieredEndedTV SeasonRankViewers
(in millions)
DatePremiere
Viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale
Viewers
(in millions)
1
Monday 9:00 PM
13
September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
10.10[31]
January 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)
7.05[32]2013–14#38[33]8.60[33]
218[17]
September 22, 2014 (2014-09-22)[6]
5.5[34]TBD2014–15TBATBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNomineeResult
2014NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesNicole BeharieNominated
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic SeriesChitra Elizabeth SampathNominated
People's Choice AwardsBest New TV DramaSleepy HollowNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Network Television SeriesSleepy HollowNominated
2014 Teen Choice AwardsChoice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ShowSleepy HollowNominated
Choice Breakout ShowSleepy HollowNominated

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2013-2014 Season". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "'Sleepy Hollow' Renewed for Season 2 by Fox". TV By The Numbers. October 3, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z - sleepy hollow on fox". TheFutonCritic.com. October 3, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hibberd, James (May 7, 2014). "'Sleepy Hollow' gets more episodes for 'epic' season 2". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Roots, Kimberly (June 2, 2014). "Sleepy Hollow Sets Season 2 Premiere Date". TVLine. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Klutzy_girl (May 6, 2014). "Sleepy Hollow -Season 2- Casting News - Timothy Busfield to recur as Benjamin Franklin". SpoilerTV. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ Roots, Kimberly (May 27, 2014). "Exclusive: Sleepy Hollow Taps One Tree Hill Actor to Aid Ichabod & Abbie". TVLine. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ Barrett, Michael (March 25, 2013). "Film crew shoots scene for TV pilot in downtown Gastonia". The Gaston Gazette. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ Allen, Wade (August 9, 2013). "Could national TV audience discover Gastonia in 'Sleepy Hollow?' (video link)". The Gaston Gazette. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
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  13. ^ Emily Ford Email Facebook Twitter $(".story .meta").dd(); (June 7, 2013). "Salisbury musician spots himself as Ichabod in ‘Sleepy Hollow’ premiere". Salisbury Post. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
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  19. ^ Munn, Patrick (September 5, 2013). "Universal Channel Acquires UK Rights To Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’". TVWise. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ Knox, David (September 5, 2013). "Airdate: Sleepy Hollow". TV Tonight. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  21. ^ Knox, David (December 31, 2013). "Returning: Sleepy Hollow". TV Tonight. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
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  23. ^ "'Sleepy Hollow' review: Fantasy horror". Newsday. September 13, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  24. ^ "For 'Sleepy Hollow,' fun can keep snores away". USA Today. September 15, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
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  31. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 17, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow' & 'Bones' Adjusted Up, 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Million Second Quiz', 'American Ninja Warrior' & 'Siberia' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
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