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Published On: Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013

‘Shame’ star Nicole Beharie cast in ‘Sleepy Hollow’ TV series

Nicole Beharie has joined a new television version of Sleepy Hollow.

The Shame actress will play Detective Abbie Archer in the Fox pilot from Fringe co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, TVLine reports.

Nicole Beharie The Good Wife photoSynopsis: After witnessing the violent murder of a friend, Archer is forced to turn to the show’s protagonist Ichabod Crane for help.

A film version of Sleepy Hollow, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Crane – was released to cinemas in 1999. Both Burton’s movie and the new Fox pilot are based on Washington Irving’s short story ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, first published in 1820.

Beharie’s past TV credits include guest roles on The Good Wife and Law & Order: SVU.

Beharie portrayed Assistant U.S. Attorney Imani Stonehouse in Season 3 of The Good Wife and has appeared on Law & Order: SVU.

In related news, Orlando Jones (Madtv) has been cast as the stern Lt. Frank Williams, who has been transferred to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a double murder. Katia Winter (Dexter) will play Crane’s wife Katrina.

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