Sleepy Hollow Update

Shooting continues on the Fox pilot - they've wrapped in Salisbury and have moved on to Gastonia, where Tom, as Ichabod Crane, can be seen here being led out of the Sheriff's department.  The Gaston Gazzette got a few quick quotes from Bob Orci, writer and Executive Producer of the show:

"On May 3, we send it to New York and the top brass at FOX,” said Executive Producer and series co-creator Bob Orci, launching into a laugh. “All this work may be for nothing. And I’ll kill them.”

A block of South Street was closed to traffic all day so that a single exterior scene could be shot. Production workers transformed City Hall by affixing “Sleepy Hollow” and “Sheriff Department” nameplates to the façade. They also spread leaves on the front lawn and around the bushes, and used a hose to wet down the front walkway, to make it resemble the wet weather of fall..

Repetition was the word of the day. The single scene being shot involved Ichabod Crane, played by actor Tom Mison, being led out of the sheriff’s department by Abbey Archer, played by actress Nicole Beharie.

As they exited each time and made their way to a nearby police car, extras began walking up and down the sidewalks around City Hall to make it resemble a bustling downtown.

Orci explained the scene.

“Ichabod has been arrested after waking up here in the present day,” he said. “There’s a Rip Van Winkle element to it because he’s been asleep in a cave for 200 years. He has no idea if he’s dreaming or what’s happening.

“Obviously the things he’s saying make him seem like he’s nuts. So he’s being escorted by a detective to a psychiatrist in this scene.”

The detective gradually begins to believe more and more of what Crane is telling her, and they form a bond, Orci said.

Director of the pilot is actually Len Wiseman, not Brad Anderson as previously posted.  Shooting is to continue into early April.

Shooting Starts on Sleepy Hollow

The Sleepy Hollow shoot officially started on Monday night, with many residents and a few local reporters tweeting about the action unfolding. 

cop car just raced down Innes Street to arrest Ichabod Crane on his knees at gunpoint. View from the Post.

Sleepy Hollow Shooting Soon?

According to the Facebook page for Tona B. Dahlquist Casting, the agency casting extras for the show, they are shooting as early as the 18th.  Could be earlier, of course, since Phillip Iscove (@pmiscove), one of the creators of the show, tweeted this today:

Phillip Iscove ‏@pmiscove
Bound for Charlotte!! #sleepyhollow @ Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

One other bit of news - the original director, Len Wiseman, has been replaced by Brad Anderson, which is confirmed on the show's IMDb page.

UPDATE:  Just noticed on the casting agent's page that the shoot dates are March 18th through April 8th!

Tom Cast as Ichabod Crane in Fox Pilot

Tom has been cast in a US TV pilot that has been ordered by Fox called Sleepy Hollow, to be shot in Charlotte, North Carolina in March.  The plot, according to Deadline:

"A modern–day supernatural thriller based on The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, the project, from 20th TV and K/O, follows Ichabod Crane (Mison) as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s Detective Abbie Archer (Nicole Beharie) to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil. A captain from the Revolutionary War where he takes off a horseman’s head, Ichabod gets time warped into present day where he is confused by the modern technology but turns out to be a great detective once his enemy, The Headless Horseman, comes back to haunt the town."

Tom's co-stars will also include Orlando Jones, who plays a detective, and Katia Winter, who play's Ichabod's wife.

More info to follow!