Well, FOX’s Sleepy Hollow certainly made a deal with the devil to reinvent Season 4 without star Nicole Beharie, but all demonic bargains backfire eventually. So it is, that FOX confirms Sleepy Hollow will not return for Season 5, despite a revamped cast and premise.
No one’s exactly sure if FOX’s once-breakout Sleepy Hollow can recapture any magic without the chemistry of lead stars Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison, but at least we’ll get the chance to see for ourselves soon enough. Ichabod Crane heads to Washington in a first trailer for Sleepy Hollow Season 4, picking up a new partner along the way.
It remains to be seen if FOX’s Sleepy Hollow can actually pull of revamping the series without the chemistry of Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, but at least we know when the experiment begins. FOX has officially set Season 4's headless ride for January, along with an Always Sunny star’s next gig and more.
FOX’s Sleepy Hollow has a tall order to fill the hole left by Nicole Beharie’s Abbie Mills, so is a genre star up to the task? We’ll find out, as True Blood and Arrow star Janina Gavankar signs onto Season 4 as Ichabod’s new partner, Diana.
FOX’s one-time breakout hit Sleepy Hollow never quite regained its head after Season 1, but the Season 3 exit of leading star Nicole Beharie seemed like a killing blow for the occult thriller. Season 4 will continue the the ride, however, as Sleepy Hollow now sets a Scully-type co-anchor for Ichabod Crane to replace Abbie Mills, along with a flurry of overhauls.
Sleepy Hollow fandom found itself in an understandable uproar by the Season 3 finale seemingly killing off co-lead Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), an essential chemistry that made the series possible in the first place. A fourth season subsequently seemed a longshot, but now those crazy FOX folk have decided to give it a try, renewing Sleepy Hollow to go solo in Season 4.
FOX’s Sleepy Hollow eked by to a third season under a new showrunner, a far cry from the breakout success of its first year, while series star (and its loudest online proponent) Orlando Jones was mysteriously axed from the third run. Now, Jones brazenly admits that producers fired him from the series, complicating the possibility of a return.
Broadcast TV has seen some muted ups and downs in the 2015-2016 season, though no official cancellations have taken place. Still, change is all around for FOX in 2016, banishing Sleepy Hollow to Fridays, while slotting in premieres for DC’s Lucifer, New Girl, and American Idol’s final bow.
Intellectual property is the name of the game, boys and girls, and nothing gets you noticed faster than a little character inversion. To wit, the mad scientists at CBS have hit the lab to cook up a female-led Island of Dr. Moreau TV series, based on the classic H.G. Wells novel.