EW Talks Yolanda With Writer Damian Kindler

EW has interviewed Damian Kindler to find out how the now iconic Yolanda (the On Star lady) scene from Sleepy Hollow's 4th episode came about.  It was such a well written scene, deftly handled by Tom as Ichabod, and Damian explains how it was written and how it also gives a lot of insight into Ichabod as a character:

And so I literally just thought, if Crane was waiting in a car and somehow he couldn’t unlock it, and he pressed the wrong button and a voice started speaking to him, he wouldn’t go, “Oh my God, it’s the Lord!” He’d be like, “Who is this?” I think as a person of an era where everything was very conversational, you can just imagine him introducing himself, and having a conversation, and then it going on beyond “do you need assistance” and into something else. I just thought it would be so funny to come in at the end of that conversation and have it be that of course because he’s such a charismatic and empathetic man, he’s helping improve this faceless person’s life. I literally just wrote “Farewell, Yolanda” because it felt funny. It felt like a name that you wouldn’t necessarily hear people say when they’re from the 18th century.

So it was just one of those ideas that fell out really quickly, and everyone really responded to it. Alex liked it. He worked with me on polishing it up — and also, you can write scenes like that when you’re working with an actor like Tom Mison, who you know will take it and not make it too goofy or too serious. He’ll find the perfect kind of grace notes. It was just one of those things that was very fortunate, that once the idea fell out and we realized how we wanted to execute it, that the network loved it, the actors thought it was great, and everyone really embraced it. And I didn’t realize that it was going to become this kind of touchstone scene at all.

Read the full interview here.

Ichabod Under the Mistletoe, plus Vote in the TV.com Best of 2013 Poll

I think we're all relieved it's finally Monday (at least in the US and Canada) and another new Sleepy Hollow episode will be airing tonight!  This one will have to hold us a while, though, since we won't get another new episode after that until January 13th.  E! Online has posted a quick clip of of tonight's ep, with Ichabod getting a little flustered under the mistletoe next to Abbie - you can view the clip here.

TV.com, TV Guide's sister website, is taking a Best of 2013 poll, and you can vote to support Tom and Sleepy Hollow in a few different categories:

Best New Character

Most Dynamic Duo

Best New Broadcast Show

Best Villain

In other news, it's been reported by The Wilmywood Daily, an excellent source for information on all TV and film production going on in the Wilmington, NC area, that production for Sleepy Hollow will definitely be staying put for next season.  This is excellent news for the more than 500 people involved with the production that do such a stupendous job.

Glamour - October 2013

Glamour - October 2013

Sleepy Hollow Schedule Changes to Allow Two Hour Finale

Fox announced today that they would be combining Sleepy Hollow's last two episodes of the season into a two hour finale, to air on January 20th, from 8-10pm.  The original schedule called for new episodes on January 6, 13 and 20 - but now the January 6th episode will be a repeat, to allow for the 2 hour big finale.  The schedule change will also affect the premiere of the second season of The Following. From the Fox release:

Hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW will culminate its must-be-seen-to-be-believed first season with a special two-hour season finale event Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, changing the second season premiere of last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING. The acclaimed thriller starring Kevin Bacon will unveil a special preview Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), kicking off 15 heart-pounding weeks of uninterrupted episodes. The season premiere of THE FOLLOWING will now air Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an encore of the Season Two preview (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

In the first hour of the two-hour SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale event, “The Indispensable Man,” airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future. Then, in “Bad Blood” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same – resulting in a haunting first season finale.

 

“Hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW will culminate its must-be-seen-to-be-believed first season with a special two-hour season finale event Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, changing the second season premiere of last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING. The acclaimed thriller starring Kevin Bacon will unveil a special preview Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), kicking off 15 heart-pounding weeks of uninterrupted episodes. The season premiere of THE FOLLOWING will now air Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an encore of the Season Two preview (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

In the first hour of the two-hour SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale event, “The Indispensable Man,” airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future. Then, in “Bad Blood” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same – resulting in a haunting first season finale.

- See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/12/06/fox-midseason-2014-sleepy-hollow-to-have-two-hour-finale-the-followings-monday-debut-pushed-back/#sthash.ko8RyJmL.dpuf

“Hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW will culminate its must-be-seen-to-be-believed first season with a special two-hour season finale event Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, changing the second season premiere of last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING. The acclaimed thriller starring Kevin Bacon will unveil a special preview Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), kicking off 15 heart-pounding weeks of uninterrupted episodes. The season premiere of THE FOLLOWING will now air Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an encore of the Season Two preview (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

In the first hour of the two-hour SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale event, “The Indispensable Man,” airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future. Then, in “Bad Blood” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same – resulting in a haunting first season finale.

- See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/12/06/fox-midseason-2014-sleepy-hollow-to-have-two-hour-finale-the-followings-monday-debut-pushed-back/#sthash.ko8RyJmL.dpuf

“Hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW will culminate its must-be-seen-to-be-believed first season with a special two-hour season finale event Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, changing the second season premiere of last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING. The acclaimed thriller starring Kevin Bacon will unveil a special preview Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), kicking off 15 heart-pounding weeks of uninterrupted episodes. The season premiere of THE FOLLOWING will now air Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an encore of the Season Two preview (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

In the first hour of the two-hour SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale event, “The Indispensable Man,” airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future. Then, in “Bad Blood” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same – resulting in a haunting first season finale.

- See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/12/06/fox-midseason-2014-sleepy-hollow-to-have-two-hour-finale-the-followings-monday-debut-pushed-back/#sthash.ko8RyJmL.dpuf

“Hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW will culminate its must-be-seen-to-be-believed first season with a special two-hour season finale event Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, changing the second season premiere of last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING. The acclaimed thriller starring Kevin Bacon will unveil a special preview Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), kicking off 15 heart-pounding weeks of uninterrupted episodes. The season premiere of THE FOLLOWING will now air Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an encore of the Season Two preview (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

In the first hour of the two-hour SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale event, “The Indispensable Man,” airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future. Then, in “Bad Blood” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same – resulting in a haunting first season finale.

- See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/12/06/fox-midseason-2014-sleepy-hollow-to-have-two-hour-finale-the-followings-monday-debut-pushed-back/#sthash.ko8RyJmL.dpuf

“Hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW will culminate its must-be-seen-to-be-believed first season with a special two-hour season finale event Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, changing the second season premiere of last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING. The acclaimed thriller starring Kevin Bacon will unveil a special preview Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), kicking off 15 heart-pounding weeks of uninterrupted episodes. The season premiere of THE FOLLOWING will now air Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an encore of the Season Two preview (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

In the first hour of the two-hour SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale event, “The Indispensable Man,” airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future. Then, in “Bad Blood” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same – resulting in a haunting first season finale.

- See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/12/06/fox-midseason-2014-sleepy-hollow-to-have-two-hour-finale-the-followings-monday-debut-pushed-back/#sthash.ko8RyJmL.dpuf

“Hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW will culminate its must-be-seen-to-be-believed first season with a special two-hour season finale event Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, changing the second season premiere of last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING. The acclaimed thriller starring Kevin Bacon will unveil a special preview Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), kicking off 15 heart-pounding weeks of uninterrupted episodes. The season premiere of THE FOLLOWING will now air Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an encore of the Season Two preview (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

In the first hour of the two-hour SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale event, “The Indispensable Man,” airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future. Then, in “Bad Blood” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same – resulting in a haunting first season finale.

- See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/12/06/fox-midseason-2014-sleepy-hollow-to-have-two-hour-finale-the-followings-monday-debut-pushed-back/#sthash.ko8RyJmL.dpuf