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Exclusive: Sleepy Hollow Taps One Tree Hill Actor to Aid Ichabod & Abbie

Team WTF now has a new member.

Fox’s Sleepy Hollow has cast Matt Barr as Nick Hawley, a “ruggedly handsome” bounty hunter who’ll assist Ichabod and Abbie on a supernatural case in Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The adventurous Mr. Hawley is described as having a sense of humor and a bit of swagger, but he’s also a loner whose education is masked by a rough-and-tumble demeanor.

Given that the part is recurring, we’re likely to see Barr often during the season. And given that Nick is an easy-on-the-eyes badass, we’re likely to hope that he and Abbie hit it off — even if just to complicate her partnership with Crane.

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Barr played Dan Patch on The CW’s Hellcats. He’s also had roles on One Tree HillHatfields & McCoysFriday Night LightsThe Big Bang Theory and Harper’s Island.

In related news, the spooky drama also has cast Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) in the recurring role of Leena Reyes, who’ll assume the duties of the absent (read: incarcerated) Sheriff Irving. E! Online reports. Reyes is a former border-patrol officer who’s authoritative and forceful but also has a maternal side.