The Originals Spoilers

The Originals Adds Sleepy Hollow Alum Neil Jackson as Season 4 Vampire

The Headless Horseman is making tracks for New Orleans. Sort of.

Neil Jackson, Ichabod’s friend-turned-frenemy on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, will recur on The Originals‘ upcoming fourth season, series star Joseph Morgan revealed to reporters in the press room at San Diego Comic-Con.

Little is known as about Jackson’s character at the moment, save for him being a vampire named Alistair who will interact with Klaus. (For Alistair’s sake, let’s hope that interaction doesn’t involve a beheading — not that Jackson hasn’t had practice in that role.)

Jackson’s additional TV credits include roles on Blindspot, Person of Interest and Make It or Break It.

What we do know about Season 4 is that it picks up five years after the events of May’s season finale, as Hayley and a grown-up Hope fight to save and reunite their family. You can learn more about what the fourth season has in store for the Mikaelsons in TVLine’s cast interview below:

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10 Comments
  1. Rebecca Parker says:

    Very cool. I liked him on Sleepy Hollow and wish he had more to do. He’ll be a good addition to the show.

  2. I’ve been a fan of Neil Jackson since Blade: The Series so any time I get to see him onscreen is a good thing. Love him.

  3. Me says:

    Good news. Loved him in Blade the Series. Highly overlooked talent.

  4. Stacey says:

    Very good actor, hope he’s recurring.

  5. Katie says:

    Interesting and very cool. From all I’ve seen from what has come out of Comic-Con, I’m excited about the fourth season of TO! This is going to be a long back-half of 2016. Hopefully, the wait will be worth it!

  6. Dominique says:

    ooh i really like him, ever since i saw him on stargate. interested to see what he’ll be doing exactly on the originals!

  7. Guest says:

    This character will probably die within an episode.

  8. Hope he’ll make a difference

  9. Vickie says:

    I really enjoy the show I hope it continues many seasons to come it definitely keep you on your toes .. I hope to maybe see some vampire diarie cast on the show that would be really amazing.. I look forward to watching the show 💕