Sleepy Hollow‘s Captain Irving won’t report for duty when the Fox supernatural drama returns this fall.
Orlando Jones, who has played the lawman since the show’s debut, won’t be back for Season 3, our sister site Variety reports.
UPDATE: A Broadcasting & Cable editor reports that Jones confirmed his exit at a May 4 event for a gaming website.
His exit comes as the ratings-challenged show undergoes a regime change: The Glades‘ Clifton Campbell recently replaced Mark Goffman as showrunner.
Irving, who in Season 1 proved himself an ally to Ichabod and Abbie in their fight to stave off the apocalypse, spent much of last season on the fringe of the action. He died during a fight, only to be resurrected and controlled by the evil Henry, though that control seemed to go poof after Henry’s own death.
Jones, a prolific user of social media, has not yet commented publicly about his exit.
A Sleepy Hollow rep says the show has no comment at this time.