Pilot News: Sleepy Hollow Casts Ichabod Crane

tom misonBritish actor Tom Mison has been cast as the lead in Fox’s Sleepy Hollow thriller, our sister site Deadline reports.

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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 County, N.Y. town.

Mison’s Ichabod Crane is a Revolutionary War captain who takes off a horseman’s head and then somehow time-travels to the present, where he proves a beneficial partner to a local detective (played by Nicole BeharieThe Good Wife) when his enemy The Headless Horseman comes back to haunt the town.

Orlando Jones (MADtv) and Katia Winter (Dexter) co-star.

Mison’s credits include the feature film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and the HBO miniseries Parade’s End.