New Fox TV series slated to film in Wilmington

"Sleepy Hollow" will film in Wilmington. (Source: Fox)
"Sleepy Hollow" will film in Wilmington. (Source: Fox)

WILMINGTON, NC (FOX WILMINGTON) - A new TV series will begin filming in Wilmington in July.

FOX's Sleepy Hollow filmed its pilot in Salisbury, NC, but the rest of the first season will be shot in Hollywood East.

"We are certainly excited that once again Wilmington has been chosen as the home for another TV series," said Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director, Johnny Griffin.  "This series will continue Wilmington's long running success with television production."

The show is a modern-day twist on the Washington Irving classic, Ichabod Crane. In the show, Crane is resurrected 250 years later as humanity's last hope.

Also revived is the infamous Headless Horseman, who goes on a murderous rampage in Sleepy Hollow.

Crane is played by Tom Mison, who also starred in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

A young police officer helps Crane in his mission. She is played by Nicole Beharie, who recently starred as Rachel Robinson in 42.

The show also stars John Cho, Orlando Jones and Katia Winter.

The new mystery-adventure drama is from co-creatures/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers, Fringe).

Sleepy Hollow will fill a void in Wilmington left by Revolution, which filmed its first season here. Revolution moved to Austin to film its second season, mostly due to the story line moving in another direction.

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Sleepy Hollow will air on Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox beginning this fall. The show will film from late-July through December. FOX has ordered twelve episodes of the show.

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