'Sleepy Hollow' heads into second season

What's ahead in the second season of 'Sleepy Hollow'
Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills in Wilmington (Source: Ashlea Kosikowski)
Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills in Wilmington (Source: Ashlea Kosikowski)
Beharie and Mison (Source: FOX)
Beharie and Mison (Source: FOX)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - At a café on the Cape Fear Riverfront, Ichabod Crane continues to get a taste of life in modern times. The scene, filmed for an upcoming episode of the hit FOX show, captures so much of what makes Sleepy Hollow popular.

Fans love watching Crane, played by Tom Mison, experience life 250 years after his death. "Sleepy Heads" also enjoy Mison's on camera chemistry with co-star Nicole Beharie, who plays Lt. Abbie Mills.

When we asked her about the success of the first season, she said she is grateful to the fans of the show.

"I'm honored that people are taking to this crazy premise and to our performances and all the hard work on the writers onto the crew," Beharie said. "I think it's amazing. Sometimes you do things like this and they don't even get picked up."

The cast and crew have been shooting on location in Wilmington since May. Beharie says the second season is better than the first.

"I think people are going to eat it up," Beharie said.

The first season ended with multiple cliffhangers which had all five of the show's heroes in peril.

"You have five lead actors in it and suddenly Henry comes along and by the finale, none of them are around anymore," John Noble, who plays Henry, joked. "All the characters are gone except Henry, which is kind of cool to do a one man show. But it's not going to work that way."

Henry shocked fans when he revealed he was not only one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse but also in a big twist, the son of Crane and Katrina, played by Katia Winter.

She said that leads to a lot of conflict in the second season.

"Henry is their enemy but he's also her son so that's going to be a little bit of an issue," she said. "I think she wants to save him and bring him back but whether Abby and Crane who are kind of stuck in the middle believe that's even possible it's a different story."

Along with family drama, the show's heroes will be tackling more mysteries and more monsters.

"They are more dangerous because they affect you in a personal way," Beharie said. "It's not just something clawing at you. It's clawing at your heart."

"We really try to create stories and monsters and creatures and moments that you enjoy the moment of being scared," said Damian Kindler, one of the show's executive producers and writers.

"If we could just somehow capture how hot it is in North Carolina on some scary seeing anyone's ever experienced," he joked when we interviewed him on a sweltering 90 degree day on set.

He revealed that this season, the show is introducing some new villains.

"The pied piper doesn't sound scary but is it really," he said. "It's actually a really scary, terrifying story because in the Pied Piper, it's a maniac who takes kids and our heroes defeating that monster is exactly the kind of story we want to tell."

Spoiler alert, Kindler shares that one monster from Season 1, "A big bad guy from last season makes a huge entrance, Moloch definitely arises."

However, that may not be the scariest thing you see on this season of Sleepy Hollow.

"This season we do see Ben Franklin naked and it's the scariest thing you will ever know," Kindler said.

We're still not quite sure if he was joking, considering that you never know what you might see on Sleepy Hollow.

We do know Ben Franklin will make an appearance on the show this season and in true Sleepy Hollow fashion, there will be a twist on history.

"It's the absolute fun sweet spot of the show, when you get to take Ben Franklin flying your key in the storm and realize that he's trying to like blowup something that opens the gates of hell," Kindler said.

Watch Season 2 unfold when the show returns September 22 at 9:00 p.m. on FOX Wilmington.

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