After Ichabod Crane "dies" during a mission for General George Washington in 1781, he awakens in 2013 in Sleepy Hollow. But so does the Headless Horseman, whose head Ichabod lopped off before his perceived death. The Horseman begins his nightly killing spree, and Ichabod must partner with lieutenant Abbie Mills, trying to stop him.
While hunting the Horseman, Abbie looks into the old case files her longtime mentor Sheriff August Corbin, who becomes one of the Horseman's first victims. In doing so, Abbie and Ichabod learn of two types of occult groups: one fighting for good, once lead by Ichabod's wife Katrina Crane, who is now stuck between the living and the dead; and the other serving evil, and possible being responsible for having resurrected the Horseman. Coming to believe that the Horseman is of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as foreseen in the Bible, Ichabod and Abbie are faced with their own demons, as well as powerful and evil characters from myths and legends, in their fight to prevent the ending of the world.
Ichabod must also adjust to the social and technological differences of the 21st century. Given the fact that he claims to be from the time of the Revolution, local law enforcement - not the least Captain Frank Irving - sincerely questions his sanity, but finds him an reliable ally in fighting the evil suddenly popping up all around Sleepy Hollow.
- Tom Mison -as- Ichabod Crane (9 episodes)
- Nicole Beharie -as- Lieutenant Abbie Mills (9 episodes)
- Orlando Jones -as- Captain Frank Irving (9 episodes)
- Katia Winter -as- Katrina Crane (6 episodes)
Recurring Guest StarsEdit
- Nicholas Gonzalez -as- Detective Luke Morales (3 episodes)
- Lyndie Greenwood -as- Jenny Mills (3 episodes)
- Clancy Brown -as- Sheriff August Corbin (2 episodes)
- John Cho -as- Officer Andy Brooks (4 episodes)
- Christy Grantham -as- Front Desk Nurse (2 episodes)
- D.J. Mifflin -as- Moloch (5 episodes)
- Jahnee Wallace -as- Teen Abbie (2 episodes)
|No.||Image||Title||Directed by||Written by||U.S. viewers (million)||Original air date|
|01||Pilot||Len Wiseman||Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Phillip Iscove & Len Wiseman||10.10||September 16, 2013|
|Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman awaken in 2013 Sleepy Hollow, NY. Lt. Abbie Mills brings Crane along with her to hunt the Horseman. The local DA and law enforcement believe Crane to be a madman who claims to be from Colonial America and he may be the killer of the former sheriff, as nobody could believe a headless horseman possibility. The Headless Horseman is believed by Crane to be The Horseman of the Apocalypse: DEATH. Meanwhile, there are secrets in Sleepy Hollow Abbie and Crane must uncover to find out why the Horseman remains in Sleepy Hollow.|
|02||Blood Moon||Ken Olin||Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Mark Goffman||8.59||September 23, 2013|
|The Demon who killed Deputy Andy Brooks brings him back to life to aid in the resurrection of Serilda of Abaddon, the high priestess of the dark coven, who had been captured (with the help of Ichabod's wife Katrina) and burned at the stake. Serilda has until the turn of the blood moon to obtain the ashes of the descendants of the men who killed her, and Abbie and Ichabod confront the witch in the subterranean tunnels underneath the sheriff's station as she attempts to complete her revival ritual. Abbie has a vision of Sheriff August Corbin, who tells her not to be afraid of "49".|
|03||For the Triumph of Evil...||John F. Showalter||Jose Molina (Teleplay), Phillip Iscove (Story)||7.97||September 30, 2013|
|A psychoanalyst who had treated Abbie's sister Jennifer throws herself off a building, and her eyes are found to be full of sand. Mr Gillespie, who also saw the demon encountered by the Mills sisters ten years earlier, shoots himself during a police siege, but not before telling Abbie that she will be the next victim if she falls asleep. With the help of a Mohawk "shaman"/used car salesman, Abbie and Ichabod undergo a ritual to enter the dream world of the Sandman, and Abbie must atone for her past actions.|
|04||The Lesser Key of Solomon||Paul Edwards||Damian Kindler||7,96||October 7, 2013|
|Ichabod helps Abbie search for her sister Jenny, who has escaped from a mental institute. In the meantime, they discover more about the evil force they're up against...and finally learn its name.|
|05||John Doe||Ernest Dickerson||Melissa Blake||7,59||October 14, 2013|
|Ichabod and Abbie are brought in when a mysterious boy is discovered. After speaking with him, they realize that something sinister is at work, so they travel to the boy's home in order to find his origins – and are shocked at what they find.|
|06||The Sin Eater||Ken Olin||Alex Kurtzman & Mark Goffman (Teleplay), Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (Story)||TBA||November 4, 2013|
|John Noble ("Fringe") Guest-Stars
When Ichabod Crane goes missing, his wife, Katrina, appears to Lt. Abbie Mills in a vision warning her that the Headless Horseman will return to Sleepy Hollow by nightfall. A frantic Abbie seeks help from the mysterious Henry Parrish (guest star John Noble), who holds vital clues about how Crane can vanquish his dangerous blood tie to Headless. Meanwhile, an encounter from Crane's past weighs heavily on him, and details about his first encounter with Katrina are revealed.
|07||The Midnight Ride||Doug Aarniokoski||Heather V. Regnier||TBA||November 11, 2013|
|Abbie and Ichabod must find hidden clues to thwart the evil in Sleepy Hollow and Abbie gets an unexpected visit from the enigmatic Andy Brooks.|
|08||Necromancer||Paul Edwards||Mark Goffman & Phillip Iscove||TBA||November 18, 2013|
|Ichabod, Abbie, Captain Irving, and Jenny Mills join forces and face the Headless Horseman. While staring down this nemesis, Ichabod is shocked by game-changing information about the Horseman's true motive.|
|09||Sanctuary||Liz Friedlander||Damian Kindler & Chitra Elizabeth Sampath||TBA||November 25, 2013|
|When Ichabod and Abbie investigate a missing persons case, the search leads to a colonial-era house which holds secrets from Ichabod's past...and unleashes a long-dormant evil.|
|10||The Golem||J. Miller Tobin||Mark Goffman & Jose Molina (Teleplay), Alex Kurtzman (Story)||TBA||December 9, 2013|
|Ichabod needs Henry's help to communicate with Katrina, but their contact releases a monster from Purgatory.|
|11||The Vessel||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 13, 2014|
|Captain Irving's daughter is targeted by evil forces, so he pleads for help from Crane and Mills, and also looks to Washington's Bible for answers. Meanwhile, another frightening chapter of Jenny's past is revealed.|
|12||The Indispensable Man||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 20, 2014|
|13||Bad Blood||TBA||TBA||TBA||January 20, 2014|
- A series of short videos, The Corbin Files, is being released simultaneously as Season One, on YouTube.
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