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Watch Nicole Beharie & Orlando Jones In First Trailer For FOX’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Serial

Watch Nicole Beharie & Orlando Jones In First Trailer For FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' Serial

FOX has set its new contemporary take on the legend of Sleepy Hollow, starring Nicole Beharie, to air on Monday nights this fall, at 9/8c.

Beharie will play Detective Abbie Archer, described as “a smart and tough detective in small town Sleepy Hollow. Poised to leave the town in a week for the FBI Academy, she has an unspoken reluctance about her decision. Her troubling past causes her to doubt her perceptive abilities and she’s horrified as she witnesses the gory slaying of her partner and mentor, Sheriff August Grey. Barely able to speak about what she saw, only one person can corroborate her story — Ichabod Crane, an unwilling fugitive from the past who claims to be a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

Beharie is joined by Orlando JonesTom Mison and Katia Winter, in a pilot that will see Ichabod Crane – a tested captain in the Revolutionary War – transported to present day Sleepy Holly, where he’s charged with the murder of a police officer and has to prove his innocence, as well as convince a wary detective believe he’s from the 18th century. 

Orlando Jones will play Lt. Frank Williams.

Alex Kurtzman (Fringe) and Bob Orci penned the pilot script as well as executive produced, with Phil IscoveHeather Kadin also exec produced, while Len Wiseman directed the pilot.

Watch the first full trailer below:

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Looks fun. I'll definitely give it a try.

Justin D.

Interesting premise, and I love Nicole, but I foresee this getting canceled after one season.


I am strangely intrigued! Beharie is slowly climbing on up! Luvs her!


Why am I so excited for this?? It's a very different type of show, and I like that. It's good to see black people in a supernatural show.

Po Black Acta

He asked her "are you emancipated from slavery…?"

lily l broosha

You do realize that they have cast God's messenger as the bad guy right? Not Satan's messenger, but one of the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse? Oh "yeah, I was just sent from God to tell you guys that the world is coming to an…" Slice! As he is trying to pick his head up off the ground, "Hey, don't blame me, I'm just the messeng—" Bang! Bang! Bang! I think the very ominous music makes the show don't you? The very serious nature of the acting? Makes it almost believable that a 4ft cop, a dirty book (i.e., Bible belonging to George Washington), a guy named Icka-Bob, a sword, and mortal guns can actually take out God's immortal messengers? God's like "dang, knew I shoulda gotten the Kracken to do this…" hmmmm… uh…uh…uh…uh…uh..laugh…laugh…laugh.


I remember this being announced and I thought "Oh Lord, here goes ONCE UPON A TIME" all over again. But this trailer, it was the first one I saw that I actually said "Well damn". Great look for Nicole and seriously, she has better moments in that trailer than most "big name" actresses that are on other pilots! And the show should be good creepy interesting fun. EVEN with Orlando Jones LOL


I think this will be a winner.


This is great exposure for Nicole….she could become the next household name.

Orlando Jones is so versatile.


Oh yes, this will definitely be in my TV lineup next season.


Digging the look of this. Nice to see Beharie in a series and one that looks this good.
Also the folks behind this are writers i really like.

Geneva Girl

It looks like it would be a kick-a** movie, I'm just not sure how they'll sustain it as a series, but I'll give it a go.


I'm excited!

Johnnie MD

I love stuff like this! I'm definitely in!


"Do you think he can HEAR us?" LOL I LOVE IT! Lady M ROCKS!
And yeah she DOES make a better cop than Meagan imho.


Actually, this looks a LOT better than I expected. I'm in.


This looks CRAZY! I'm in!!!!


Looks pretty damn exciting to me. Between the hotness of Nicole Beharie and the guy playing Ichabod Crane, I'll certainly bee watching.


This looks good, I love O. Jones, and plus N. Beharie is a more convincing police officer than M. Good.

Vanessa Martinez

Is it just me or this actually looks really damn interesting? Can't wait.


I can't believe she exposed herself in Shame


Time Travel, historical in jokes, Marvel references…..yeah, I'm in.

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