It's been a while since we've seen Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman involved with television. While they both serve as executive producers for the CBS cop series Hawaii Five-O, they haven't been terribly visible ever since their horror pilot Locke & Key failed to be kicked up by a network. Since then, the duo have been working on J.J. Abrams' as-yet untitled Star Trek sequel. But in recent weeks, the writing duo have resurfaced with a new television prospect: a little pilot called Sleepy Hollow.
The pilot is based on the Washington Irving short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, naturally, though it appears to be a modern update of the material, a la Grimm. Deadline describes the series as "a modern–day supernatural thriller based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, it follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil."
Yeah, that sounds a little like Grimm, doesn't it?
While Sleepy Hollow managed to attract the attention of several networks, FOX managed to nab it, ordering a pilot episode on Friday. Don't get too excited, though; FOX was the network, after all, that turned down two Kurtzman/Orci pilots last year (Locke & Key and Exit Strategy). Perhaps they'll be more interested in picking up Sleepy Hollow, however, to serve as a replacement for genre series Fringe (also co-created by Kurtzman and Orci) after that show reaches its conclusion in December.
Kurtzman and Orci are also supervising next year's anticipated sci-fi flick Ender's Game, as well as serving as co-writers for the as-yet untitled sequel to this summers The Amazing Spider-man, which is slated for release in 2014.