Sleepy Hollow‘s Headless Horseman has ridden off into the sunset — at least for the foreseeable future.
New showrunner Clifton Campbell says that the Fox series’ original villain, as well as his alter ego Abraham van Brunt, won’t be seen in the upcoming third season, TVGuide.com reports.
However, “We have a new framework and a new set of rules for the mythology,” Campbell tells the site, previewing a “more personal threat” to Witnesses Abbie and Ichabod.
He also confirmed Michael Ausiello’s scoop that Zach Appelman will return as Joe Corbin, who, along with Jenny, will “fill out the gang in a much more interesting, emotional way.”
Neil Jackson, who played Ichabod’s best friend-turned-Hessian superbeast Abraham, recurred in Season 2. His character was last seen when Katrina asked Ichabod and Abbie not to destroy him while she researched how to restore his humanity.
Sleepyheads, does this development bode well or ill for Season 3? Sound off in the comments!