Published On: Sat, Jan 21st, 2017

‘Sleepy Hollow’ season 4: Tom Mison, Clifton Campbell discuss Oona Yaffe as the new ‘Witness’

As everything has changed on the fourth season of Sleepy Hollow, Tom Mison’s Ichabod Crane finally appears to have discover who will replace Abbie Mills as The Witness to battle against evil. Oona Yaffe’s Molly, Diana’s daughter, exhibited strong connections to Mill’s memories, manifested in her artwork.

At first Ichabod meets young Molly in a dream sequence and the surprise even changed Mison’s outlook at the Witness.

“There were lots of different avenues that the new Witness could’ve gone down. An 11-year-old girl certainly wasn’t one that I saw coming,” Mison tells TVLine. “For Ichabod, to see that it’s an 11-year-old girl, knowing the sort of battle that she’s entering, how could anyone be enthused? How could he be excited that he’s found the next Witness, when it’s a child?”

Showrunner Clifton Campbell says the series was sure it wanted the next Witness to be a new character, dismissing the idea of assigning the role to an established character like Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) as “too easy.”

“It wouldn’t have challenged the idea of Witnesses in a significant way, and we just really needed to go far afield to explore the possibilities and to really give the idea that the greater good calls for who it needs when it needs that person.”


“Crane does a scene in one of the episodes where he explains to Diana that the Witnesses in the Bible are only meant to be there to witness. There’s nothing in the Bible that says, ‘They go in with flaming crossbows and things,’” he says, laughing.

“Ichabod and Abbie chose to fight, to battle against it. And Molly can choose a different route — which I suppose is one that he and Diana and Jenny would encourage.”

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