UK Gets a Sleepy Hollow Promo and a Premiere Date (sort of)

The UK's Universal Channel has released their first Sleepy Hollow promo which you can see below.  No specific premiere date yet, but it looks like it should be some time in mid-October.

io9 Says Scary, Charming Sleepy Hollow Series Might Be Your New Crack

A great, if a little spoilery, review was posted on io9 today, along with another article pronouncing Sleepy Hollow one of the winners of the San Diego Comic Con.

In their article on the biggest winners and losers of SDCC, io9 declares Sleepy Hollow a winner!

"The other new show that we heard people raving about everywhere was another Fox debut — this TV show about Ichabod Crane waking up in the 21st century and having to contend with the Headless Horseman in a world of automatic weapons and flak jackets just totally won people over with its light, over-the-top tone. Stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie establish a relationship that's reminiscent of Elementary, which is a very good thing. This show felt anything but sleepy."

They also posted a review that had a lot more about the plot than we'd seen previously, and may have given away a little more than spoiler-phobes might like, so click through at your own risk!  Though you may have figured a lot of it out already, if you'd watched the trailer hundreds dozens a few times, like me. Here's a spoiler free glimpse at what they had to say:

"If American Horror Story is too intense for you, but Vampire Diaries is too silly, then I've got one recommendation for this fall TV season: Sleepy Hollow on FOX. It's the perfect blend of fun and chills. We saw the pilot at Comic-Con and everybody cheered like maniacs."

"It's a smashing setup for a show that crackles with charisma. The show creators, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, told the Comic-Con audience about how the series wouldn't just focus on the headless horseman — he's one of many things Ichabod and Abbie will deal with. And it will also go deep into flashbacks, so we can learn more about George Washington's secret war on evil in America. I was not expecting to be excited about this show at all, but after seeing the pilot I'm chomping at the bit to see more. Plus, Buffy alum Jose Molina will be one of the writers — and that bodes well"

 

Many thanks to gummybear in the forum for spotting it!

Sleepy Hollow at SDCC - Day 3

It was another big day for the Sleepy Hollow crew - meeting the fans, being interviewed and photographed, and screening the pilot were all on the agenda again today.  Plenty of new photos to enjoy in the galleries, so make sure you click over there!

The first thing I have for you is a video interview that was uploaded by HitFix.com:

 

Also, if you happen to have Sirius XM and have a subscription to their online service, you can listen to an interview the cast and producers did for EWLive yesterday.  It should be available in their "News and Notes" section for the next several days.  Some of the things we learned from the interview:

  • Nicole is still getting used to being Abbie Mills - she called herself Abbie Archer by accident! 
  • Bill Paxton's daughter is already a Sleepy Hollow fan
  • In the world they are in, there are really two Revolutionary Wars being waged simultaneously
  • The show has romance, heartfelt drama as well as explosions and people rising from the dead.  There is a balance.
  • They confirmed shooting starts next Saturday
  • It sounds like Len Wiseman is still on board to do more directing for the show

This afternoon there was a Tumblr MeetUp at a pizza place offsite from SDCC, where lucky fans got to have lunch, screen the pilot and ask the cast and producers questions afterward.  @SleepyHollowFox live tweeted the Q&A, so here's what we learned from them:

  • Tom Mison was perfect for the role when we were thinking about casting for Ichabod Crane, said the Sleepy Hollow EP's
  • What kinds of cases will we see? Alex Kurtzman: Abby & Crane realized they've just uncovered the tip of the iceberg we will dig into American history. Good vs evil. Abby & Crane uncover things from their past that relate to now. History due to repeat itself.
  • There will be monsters but also deep mythology as well each week.
  • Headless is the only horseman of the 4 w/o a head, but others will be just as interesting to watch.
  • "No one ever REALLY dies..." teases EP Alex Kurtzman
  • The idea that the Book of Revelation just landed on your doorstep is what's so engaging with Sleepy Hollow - Nicole Beharie
  • "I don't find Orlando Jones that funny!" jokes EP Len Wiseman when asked about casting actors known for their humor.
  • EP Len Wiseman says there will be some design sets that will be the same throughout the show.

Finally, there was a really good review/first impresson of the pilot from TV Equals that had this to say:

"The chemistry from series stars Nicole Behaire and Tom Mison is present right away. This crazy conceit puts them together, but the two leads work well enough together that you can forgive the absurd nature of their unlikely partnership."

"Several of the actors were also in attendance, and they were able to share a little bit about their characters. Tom Mison was originally concerned about adapting a beloved character for television, but mentioned he liked the idea of the fish-out-of-water aspect to the story."

"The creators said the pilot was put together in a very short period of time. They truly should be proud of the work they did. The show has lots of good elements and is worth a look this coming fall."

The Reviews For Posh Are In!

The Reviews For Posh Are In!

It looks like it will be a hit all over again!

Londonist

"There is much to be gleaned from the superb cast – especially Tom Mison’s James, Max Bennett’s Harry and Leo Bill’s Alistair – who between them show just how many distinct variations there can be on the same basic character type. With strong performances, biting social commentary and a good deal of humour (these are the type of people it is therapeutic to laugh at) POSH is quite simply a riot."

Guardian - 4 stars

"With eight of the original cast returning, Lyndsey Turner's production retains its buoyancy and precision."

Telegraph - 4 stars

"...there is no denying the energy of the writing and the wit and power of Lyndsay Turner’s production, which finds the cast singing close harmony versions of rap and R&B numbers as well as acting with plummy panache."

Whatsonstage.com - 4 stars

Time Out - 4 stars

"...featuring ten of the best young actors we've seen onstage since 'The History Boys'"

London Evening Standard/thisislondon.com - 4 stars

"Laura Wade's Bullingdon satire triumphs in its well-deserved West End transfer"

Heatworld - 5 stars

"We really can’t recommend Posh highly enough – it’s entertaining, surprising and brutally funny. Plus of course there’s it’s uber-hot cast. What’s not to love?"

 

Photo by Geraint Lewis