Pilot Scoop: Nicole Beharie Joins Fox Thriller Sleepy Hollow as a Detective With a Dream

beharieNicole Beharie has joined the cast of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, TVLine has learned.

The project, written and exec-produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, is described as a modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of the titular Westchester Country, N.Y. town.

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The actress will play Det. Abbie Archer, who’s poised to leave her small town to attend the FBI Academy. When she witnesses the brutal murder of someone close to her, only Ichabod Crane can corroborate her story.

Beharie portrayed Assistant U.S. Attorney Imani Stonehouse in Season 3 of The Good Wife and has appeared on Law & Order: SVU.

In related news, Orlando Jones (MADtv) has been cast as the stern Lt. Frank Williams, who has been transferred to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a double murder. Katia Winter (Dexterwill play Crane’s wife Katrina. Deadline first reported the castings.