Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2013

Fox orders ‘Sleepy Hollow’ by ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ writers, starring Tom Mison as Icabod Crane

Tom Mison as Icabod Crane

Tom Mison as Icabod Crane

From Fringe executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, comes a modern-day retelling of Icabod Crane, the classic tale by Washington Irving. Fox confirmed in a May 9 press release that the pilot will be picked up.

Director Len Wiseman (Total Recall, Underworld)has also been commissioned to the show which stars Tom Mison as Icabod Crane, who is ” time-traveling two and a half centuries and teaming with a police officer to save humanity.”

Crane is partnered with the “local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil.”

Kurtzman and Orci will write the script with Phillip Iscove, on whose idea the project is based. Iscove is an up-and-coming writer who has been an assistant at UTA for the past five years and has had a script on the Black List.

Kurtzman has a relationship with Wiseman and reached out to him to direct.

Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones also star.

Official Press Release:

From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the “Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”), the thrilling new action-adventure SLEEPY HOLLOW is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic. ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

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 and Wiseman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.

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