Fox Cancels ‘Sleepy Hollow’
This one was not entirely unexpected… Fox has cancelled Sleepy Hollow after 4 seasons it was announced last night.
Loosely based around the Washington Irving novel, Sleepy Hollow follows the adventures of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), an agent of George Washington in the American Revolution, who wakes up in 2013 after a battle with a seemingly unkillable ‘Horseman’. Stuck in our present day, he teamed up with Lt. Abigail Mills (Nicole Beharie) of the Sleepy Hollow PD, only to discover the duo are ‘Witnesses’ set to face Seven Tribulations. Season 4 saw some major changes, after Mills died at the end of season 3 battling the second of the Tribulations, leaving Crane searching for a new partner. Relocating to Washington DC, he teams up with Homeland Security Agent Diana Thomas (Janina Gavankar), to carry on his fight against the forces of evil.
The writing had been on the wall for Ichabod and friends since last season. Fox had already bumped the show to the ‘Friday night death slot’ midway through season 3, and if you couple that with losing one of the 2 leads at the end of the season, I don’t think anyone had high hopes for a renewal. It came down to the wire, but Sleepy Hollow had been selling quite well internationally for Fox, so they decided to retool it, and renew for season 4. Sadly the same won’t be happening this year.
We interviewed Tom Mison just after the season 4 renewal, and I think it was fair to say, even he was a little surprised when it got picked up last season… As you can see in the video below, he’d even cut off Ichabod’s signature long hair without mentioning it to the show’s producers…
As enjoyable as I found Sleepy Hollow I am looking forward to seeing what Tom Mison does next. You never know, maybe we’ll finally get that Slingers tv series…
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