Is there a Sleepy Hollow without the Headless Horseman? You're about to find out.
In an interview with TV Guide, new showrunner Clifton Campbell reveals he'll be missing from Sleepy Hollow Season 3.
"But we have a new framework and a new set of rules for the mythology," Clifton said, "And it all starts with the introduction of our new big bad and will take us into a very interesting device which will allow us to see a somewhat more compelling, but more personal threat to both Abbie (Nichole Beharie) and Crane (Tom Mison)."
The entire Crane family arc, into which the Headless Horseman was woven, has been scrapped. John Noble's character was written out, as was Katia Winter (Katrina). Others who will no longer be with us include Orlando Jones as Frank Irving and Matt Barr as Hawley.
New faces to the canvas include Nikki Reed as Betsy Ross, Shannyn Sossamon and the reappearance of Zach Appelman as Joe Corbin, who was last seen as a Wendigo, who was cured by the team.
Corbin, the son of Abbie's mentor, will become Jenny's partner. The two of them will operate together in fighting the apocalypse and helping Abbie and Crane, and their history and emotional connection will allow them to do it in a more interesting way.
So what do you think of even more changes coming to Sleepy Hollow? Does this mini-reboot seem like a revival of sorts? One you're ready to embrace? Let us know in the comments.
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