I have been underwhelmed by the genre offerings in this year's pilot season; I think the networks overloaded on genre shows last season and need a break. But one that I am definitely keeping my eye on is Fox's update to Sleepy Hollow. Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci (Fringe) are producing, with Len Wiseman (Underworld) booked to direct.
The high-concept series would see Ichabod Crane as a time traveler removed from the Revolutionary War to modern day Sleepy Hollow, a town "ravaged by battles between good and evil." In the last couple of days, the pilot has filled three major roles.
Orlando Jones (From Dusk Til Dawn 3, MADtv) will play Lt. Frank Williams, a recent transfer to Sleepy Hollow. Interestingly, Jones's character is described as "sternly professional," but he is better known for his comedic roles.
Katia Winter (Dexter) will play Ichabod Crane's wife and a nurse in the Revolutionary War.
Relative newcomer Nicole Beharie (Shame) will play detective Abbie Archer, who teams up with Ichabod in modern Sleepy Hollow.