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legend of Sleepy HollowWas the American Revolution more than a fight for independence from Great Britain? Is there more to the legend of Sleepy Hollow? What happened to Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman? Does an evil curse still lie in the town of Sleepy Hollow? And what about our pending apocalypse?

We all know the tale of Sleepy Hollow; of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. The tale that was originally concocted by author Washington Irving about a schoolteacher and headless horseman in search of his head. Now in the tale it remains unknown what truly happened to Ichabod. Was he spirited away by supernatural means? Did he up and move without a word? Was he killed by the Headless Horseman?

Or was he part of something else altogether?

Creators Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Len Wiseman take this uncertainty from the end of the tale and give it a whole new twist.

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It is present day Sleepy Hollow and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) of the Sleepy Hollow police department is set with a whole new task when the Headless Horseman arrives in Sleepy Hollow and beheads her police captain. The horseman still seeks his head, but now Sleepy Hollow must try to solve a murder with evidence that is beyond their understanding.

If a murder by a Headless Horseman isn’t enough, guess who rises from his grave in a cave? You guessed it, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), the long forgotten schoolmaster.

Ichabod and Abbie must now team together to defeat the headless horseman and stop the pending apocalypse.

New twists to the tale; not only have we brought Ichabod and the Headless Horseman into our world, as if that isn’t strange enough, they have been given new roles.

Here’s where the American Revolution comes into play. According to creators, Ichabod and the Headless Horseman meet in battle in the American Revolution where the Horseman is a Hessian for the British, and Ichabod is a spy for Washington fighting on the American side. Strange, right? Well it gets stranger when these characters are given roles in the apocalypse.

Anyone familiar with the Book of Revelations in the Bible? Not really? Here’s a little oversight; the Book of Revelations tells of the coming of the end of the days and the apocalypse this world will endure when the horsemen arrive and war descends upon the Earth. There will be two witnesses.

Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills are given the role of witnesses and the duty to save the world from the apocalypse. And you guessed; the Headless Horseman is the first of the horsemen of the apocalypse.

They also join forces with a sin eater, Henry Parrish (John Noble), to discover the hiding place of the Headless Horseman.

Doesn't this face look familiar? How about Return of the KIng, the Steward Denethor.
Doesn’t this face look familiar? How about Return of the King, the Steward Denethor. (image source: fanforum.com)

The tale continues with new twists on Katrina, Henry and the Horseman as the show progresses and more is learned in season two about the second horseman.


Stay tuned for Season Three beginning in September on Fox.

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– CeCe

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