Shooting continues on the Fox pilot - they've wrapped in Salisbury and have moved on to Gastonia, where Tom, as Ichabod Crane, can be seen here being led out of the Sheriff's department. The Gaston Gazzette got a few quick quotes from Bob Orci, writer and Executive Producer of the show:
"On May 3, we send it to New York and the top brass at FOX,” said Executive Producer and series co-creator Bob Orci, launching into a laugh. “All this work may be for nothing. And I’ll kill them.”
A block of South Street was closed to traffic all day so that a single exterior scene could be shot. Production workers transformed City Hall by affixing “Sleepy Hollow” and “Sheriff Department” nameplates to the façade. They also spread leaves on the front lawn and around the bushes, and used a hose to wet down the front walkway, to make it resemble the wet weather of fall..
Repetition was the word of the day. The single scene being shot involved Ichabod Crane, played by actor Tom Mison, being led out of the sheriff’s department by Abbey Archer, played by actress Nicole Beharie.
As they exited each time and made their way to a nearby police car, extras began walking up and down the sidewalks around City Hall to make it resemble a bustling downtown.
Orci explained the scene.
“Ichabod has been arrested after waking up here in the present day,” he said. “There’s a Rip Van Winkle element to it because he’s been asleep in a cave for 200 years. He has no idea if he’s dreaming or what’s happening.
“Obviously the things he’s saying make him seem like he’s nuts. So he’s being escorted by a detective to a psychiatrist in this scene.”
The detective gradually begins to believe more and more of what Crane is telling her, and they form a bond, Orci said.
Director of the pilot is actually Len Wiseman, not Brad Anderson as previously posted. Shooting is to continue into early April.