Modernization of fantasy stories has become relatively commonplace on television. There's ABC's Once Upon a Time, as well as the CW's 'Beauty and the Beast.' NBC has a 'Dracula' series coming down the pipeline, and now, it looks like FOX is looking to get into that game, too, with its upcoming 'Sleepy Hollow' pilot.
Sleepy Hollow will be a modern-day supernatural mystery series featuring the character of Ichabod Crane, a Revolutionary War captain who finds himself warped into the present, where he teams up with detective Abbie Archer (Nicole Beharie) to solve the mysteries of "a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil," according to Deadline. Oh, and of course, some of the series will deal with Ichabod's culture shock -- and the Headless Horseman, who Crane beheaded during the Revolutionary War, is inevitably a threatening, haunting presence.
So who will headline as Ichabod? Tom Mison, it's being reported. The British actor, best known for his appearance in last year's film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, has been cast as Ichabod, who in the original Washington Irving short story was a meek schoolteacher.
Mison will also be appearing in the five-part miniseries Parade's End, which makes its US debut on HBO tonight.
Sleepy Hollow is being considered for the 2013 fall season.