Sleepy Hollow: EP Heather Kadin Previews Season 3

 

 

We are deep into the Sleepy Hiatus, but thankfully we've gotten a few bits of news this past week. Marisa Roffman at GiveMeMyRemote.com had a chat with Sleepy Hollow Executive Producer Heather Kadin about the upcoming season. The writers are hard at work on mapping out the storylines for Season 3, and, according to Kadin they are mainly trying to get back to what was so special in Season 1, as opposed to completely reinventing the show. 

"I think the big focus is going to be, how do we get back to what people love?" she continued. "How do we give Abbie a real journey? How do we give Crane a real journey? How are those things both independent and complimentary of one another? And we also have to expand the world, so what are we saying about Sleepy Hollow as a place, as a mythology, but also telling closed-ended stories?"

Though there were indications earlier this year Sleepy Hollow might end up more episodic, Kadin indicated there shouldn't be any sort of drastic shift coming."

For those who were unhappy at the thought of the show becoming too much of a monster-of-the-week format, that comes as quite a relief. Make sure to check out the full write up here.

Kadin also mentioned that she, and fellow EP's Alex Kurtzman and Len Wiseman were in the writer's room along with new showrunner Clifton Campbell, which is also great to hear. Some tweets have been posted from the room, and it sounds like it's all coming together:

 

From Writers' Assistant Keely MacDonald:

 

“I think the big focus is going to be, how do we get back to what people love?” she continued. “How do we give Abbie a real journey? How do we give Crane a real journey? How are those things both independent and complimentary of one another? And we also have to expand the world, so what are we saying about Sleepy Hollow as a place, as a mythology, but also telling closed-ended stories?”

Though there were indications earlier this year SLEEPY HOLLOW might end up more episodic, Kadin indicated there shouldn’t be any sort of drastic shift coming.

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“Obviously there are changes in the sense Katrina’s not there, Henry’s not there, Irving’s not there. But we really want to bring back the fun in the relationship between Abbie and Crane.” - See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2015/05/21/sleepy-hollow-heather-kadin-previews-season-3s-big-bad-mining-abbieichabods-relationship-and-more/#sthash.5RH5wwR7.dpuf
“Obviously there are changes in the sense Katrina’s not there, Henry’s not there, Irving’s not there. But we really want to bring back the fun in the relationship between Abbie and Crane.” - See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2015/05/21/sleepy-hollow-heather-kadin-previews-season-3s-big-bad-mining-abbieichabods-relationship-and-more/#sthash.5RH5wwR7.dpuf
“Obviously there are changes in the sense Katrina’s not there, Henry’s not there, Irving’s not there. But we really want to bring back the fun in the relationship between Abbie and Crane.” - See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2015/05/21/sleepy-hollow-heather-kadin-previews-season-3s-big-bad-mining-abbieichabods-relationship-and-more/#sthash.5RH5wwR7.dpuf
“Obviously there are changes in the sense Katrina’s not there, Henry’s not there, Irving’s not there. But we really want to bring back the fun in the relationship between Abbie and Crane.” - See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2015/05/21/sleepy-hollow-heather-kadin-previews-season-3s-big-bad-mining-abbieichabods-relationship-and-more/#sthash.5RH5wwR7.dpuf

From new writer Shernold Edwards:

 

From Albert Kim, Co-Executive Producer and writer:

Photo by Brownie Harris/FOX

FOX Upfronts 2015

 

 

Yesterday FOX presented their new schedule to media and advertising executives in New York City's Beacon Theater, with an after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park. The presentation was primarily about FOX's new shows for the Fall, so Tom and Nicole didn't make an appearance during the event itself. They did attend the after party to schmooze and mingle with the executives, photos from which are in the galleries.

Fox took the opportunity to release new synopses of their returning Fall shows yesterday as well. The summary posted for Sleepy Hollow is as follows:

SLEEPY HOLLOW returns for a spellbinding third season of action, time travel and “Ichabod-isms.”
When ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) first awoke from a 250-year slumber, he teamed up with ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie), a “leftenant” on the Sleepy Hollow police force. The two then embarked on a supernatural mission to stop evil. For two seasons, this unlikely pair of “witnesses” has followed clues from throughout history to try to stave off the apocalypse and save the world, by fighting demons, warlocks, wendigos, the Weeping Lady, the Kindred, a Succubus and the Reavers.
The startling conclusion of Season Two left the duo with a decisive, albeit heartbreaking, victory over evil, as both Katrina Crane (Katia Winter) and Henry Parrish (John Noble) – Crane’s wife and son – were slain. Season Three picks up after a disquieting break in the supernatural action, as Ichabod and Abbie adjust to a world seemingly without Molloch, witchy wives, demonic sons and headless, ex-best friends.
Abbie finds herself at a crossroads and looking for her next career challenge, while Ichabod is eager to learn more about the country he helped to found – beyond the limits of Sleepy Hollow. However, as always, nothing is ever quite what it seems, and the eerie calm will quickly give way to the next tribulation, driven by a surprising demonic presence that will challenge our duo in ways they will never see coming. With Abbie’s sister, JENNY MILLS (Lyndie Greenwood), and a few new suspicious faces lurking throughout the town, SLEEPY HOLLOW is primed to take viewers on an enchanting adventure when it premieres this fall.

Remember, Sleepy Hollow's new time slot is Thursdays at 9pm. A premiere date announcement is still to come.

 

Photo on right by Jemal Countess

Sleepy Hollow Moving to Thursday Nights

 

FOX has released its Fall schedule ahead of this afternoon's Upfront presentation in New York City, and announced that Sleepy Hollow will be moving to Thursdays after Bones at 9pm. You can view the full Fall primetime schedule here.

Tom will be attending the presentation, so make sure to check back for photos from the red carpet. Festivities were apparently already under way yesterday, with this photo being posted last night:

 

 

 

Sleepy Hollow: Writers Back, Upfronts Next Week

 

 

The wheels on the Sleepy Hollow Season 3 train are starting to turn, as the writers returned to work last week. Led by new showrunner Clifton Campbell (@CCInnuendo), they have quite a challenge ahead, perhaps made even greater by the announcement yesterday of Orlando Jones not returning as Captain Frank Irving. There are a couple of notable additions to the room - Shernold Edwards (Haven) who is on Twitter as @ShernoldEdwards, and Leigh Dana Jackson (Alcatraz/666ParkAve/The Tomorrow People) who can be found @LDJackson, have joined the team.

The latest word is that shooting will begin again mid-July in Atlanta, with the premiere date still in September. We should find out more details come Monday from the Upfronts - the presentations by the networks to advertising executives of their new slates of programming for Fall. FOX is one of the first major networks out of the gate on Monday afternoon.