Sleepy Hollow Screened at International Upfronts

According to TVWise.co.uk, Sleepy Hollow could be headed to TV's in the UK (and elsewhere):

"This is one of the hottest series on Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s slate and has been generating almost as much interest as 24: Live Another Day. I hear that Sleepy Hollow was well received across the board, with one source saying it “blew me away”. This drama seems like it will do very well on the international market – and I would call a UK sale a sure thing as I’m told that Channel 5 and Sky has their eyes on it even before they attended the screenings. This is one of a number of pilots I had the chance to screen over the last week and here’s my two cents: the hype surrounding Sleepy Hollow, both before the Upfronts and now after the LA Screenings, is certainly justified."

 

Now that Fox has sent screeners of the pilot out, there has been plenty of reaction online - here's a sampling:

Also, my "general impression" and not "review" of SLEEPY HOLLOW is: So. Much. Fun. Over the top, crazy, often mesmerizing fun.

  Yup, will be fun to follow. Can't wait.

: surprisingly entertaining despite being batshit crazy; you'll either drink the Kool-Aid or think it's the dumbest thing ever (ed. note: mmmm kool-aid...)

 

From @pmiscove and @JoseMolinaTV on Twitter, it sounds like the production team had their first day of work on the series today, so it's really only a matter of time until they are shooting again!  Is it Fall yet???

Two New Sleepy Hollow Promos

Two new promos just got uploaded by Fox!!

Sleepy Hollow UpFronts Reaction

With the Upfront presentations today and the trailer being released, there has been plenty of positive reaction to the new series' prospects. Here is a sampling:

Kate Arthur at Buzzfeed  "I thought it looked fun and potentially awesome and I have no idea what the big world-threatening arc is going to be, but I’m now excited about this show"

JoBlo   "the concept of Sleepy Hollow has me the most impressed"

AJ Marechal, Writer for Variety   "Fox's SLEEPY HOLLOW is one of the strongest trailers I've seen at Upfronts so far."

Television Blend   "This modern-day retelling of a classic may be one of the more ambitious drama endeavors headed for network television next season, but with Orci and Kurtzman behind it, the show is in good hands. Beyond the intriguing plot and the promise of mysteries set to unfold and a very promising cast, there's also a glimpse of humor here, which may work well to offset the otherwise dark nature of the plot and origin story"

 

Other Fun Facts:  You can now follow Sleepy Hollow on Twitter at @SleepyHollowFOX.  Also, Jose Molina (The Vampire Diaries) has joined the series and you can follow him on Twitter at @JoseMolinaTV.

 

And here is the new official line on the show from Fox:

“What if you suddenly woke up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world is on the brink of destruction, caused by unimaginable events, and you are humanity’s last hope? Welcome to SLEEPY HOLLOW, the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”). In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Bound to the Headless Horseman by a blood spell cast on the battlefield of the American Revolution, Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As this re-invented Ichabod finds himself in present-day Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town and a world he no longer recognizes. All that is brutally familiar are Headless and Ichabod’s determination to annihilate this immortal being. It’s a mission he must complete quickly, as Headless already has viciously slain Sheriff AUGUST CORBIN (guest star Clancy Brown, “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Carnivale”). Grey served both as mentor and father figure to Detective ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie, “Shame,” “American Violet”), a young cop whose own supernatural experiences help her form an unlikely bond with Ichabod. But Sleepy Hollow’s head of police, Captain FRANK IRVING (Orlando Jones, “The Chicago 8,” “Drumline”), isn’t buying any of this. In fact, the only person who is on Abbie’s side is Ichabod. His extensive first-hand knowledge of our secret American history, coupled with her superior profiling and modern threat assessment skills, will make them a formidable duo as they work together to triumph over evil. The complex pasts of Ichabod and Abbie, from Ichabod’s inclusion in the powerful and secretive Freemasons Society and the ghostly appearance of his late wife, KATRINA (Katia Winter, “Dexter”), to Abbie’s childhood visions, will help them solve the intricate puzzles of Sleepy Hollow in order to protect its future. As history repeats itself, the oddly-linked pair will draw on the real stories and hallowed secrets this nation was founded on in their quest to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil. SLEEPY HOLLOW is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Underworld” and “Total Recall”). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.”