Sleepy Hollow (2013–2017)
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A modern-day supernatural thriller based on The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. It follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow's local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil.


Len Wiseman


Alex Kurtzman (teleplay), Roberto Orci (teleplay) | 9 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Mison ... Ichabod Crane
Nicole Beharie ... Abbie Mills
Orlando Jones ... Frank Irving
Katia Winter ... Katrina Crane
John Cho ... Andy Brooks
Nestor Serrano ... Polygraph Technician
Clancy Brown ... Sheriff August Corbin
Patrick Gorman ... Reverend Alfred Knapp
Chris Walters Chris Walters ... Sleepy Hollow Officer #1
Dwayne Boyd ... Sleepy Hollow Officer #2
Elaine Nalee ... Doctor
Aerli Austen Aerli Austen ... Waitress
Michael Tourek ... Prison Guard
Jahnee Wallace Jahnee Wallace ... Young Abbie
Huntington Daly ... Aide


During the American War of Independence, insurgent Ichabod Crane, an English-born professor and civil rights pioneer, is among the pile of victims of a headless, ax-wielding Redcoat. Two centuries later, both are resurrected when their graves are disturbed. Sheriff August Corbin, whose county includes Sleepy Hollow village, is among the latest axed victims. However he leaves notes which are found by his headstrong deputy, lieutenant Abbie Mills, and the arrested, fascinating Ichabod, whom captain Irving orders to be evaluated in a psych ward. Ichabod gets visits from the ghost of his wife Katrina, who reveals being a good witch from an order fighting the evil one in league with the four riders of the Apocalypse, which includes Death, in the shape of the Redcoat. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

16 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Soon after production was started and promos were being broadcast the town of Sleepy Hollow saw a boost in tourism. During the town's annual Halloween events such as haunted hay rides, graveyard tours, costume contests, and the like a huge spike in tourism occurred from around the country and around the world. The town had hoped to buy some advertising for tourism, but felt network advertising would be far too expensive. See more »


Polygraphs are designed to be used with yes/no questions only. Also the examiner needs to ask base questions that are known for comparison. See more »


Sheriff August Corbin: And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, "Come and see." Then, behold, a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
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Featured in Sleepy Hollow: Heads of State (2017) See more »


Sympathy for the Devil
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Even Better on the Binge
9 October 2018 | by GunnersMateSee all my reviews

With the series finales long since broadcast, Sleepy Hollow is ripe for the joy of binge-watching. This pilot episode is light on actual reasonable police procedure (best to accept it now, as it is a constant companion of the series), but the chemistry of the Abbie and Crane mixed with a wonderfully over the top blend of skewed Biblical prophecy, not-quite-history tales, fantasy lore, and quirky supporting characters makes for a fabulous ride.

Pilot packs a musket-load of backstory and lore, but the entertainment value of how Crane so easily (and comically) accepts his new reality and how Abbie so readily accepts the existence of both time-traveling-Crane and the supernatural world lays the foundation for stories centering on some wonderfully dark and oddly charismatic villains. Sleepy Hollow is an indulgent adventure and a terrific modern spin on the Icabod Crane story and cartoon that many grew up on. Take a weekend and enjoy the binge.

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