Most of you probably remember the 1999 Tim Burton film Sleepy Hollow. Well that particular film was based on short story (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) by Washington Irving. The short story was first published in 1820 and was part of the same volume in which his other now infamous short story, Rip Van Winkle, was published. Well, great news is that a new adaptation of this tale has premiered on American television and it looks pretty damn awesome.
There have been tons of music and film adaptations and various stage and music adaptations of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow over the years. Some were good, some were bad and some were legendary, but it’s great to see that someone had the foresight to re-imagine this tale for yet another adaptation that’s a little more unique than all the others. One could argue that the new Sleepy Hollow TV series is a sign of Hollywood and TV studios running out of ideas, but I doubt that.
The new Sleepy Hollow series starts with Ichabod Crane “dying” during a mission for General George Washington in 1781. He awakens in 2013 Sleepy Hollow, New York, but so does the Headless Horseman (whose head Ichabod chopped off before his perceived death). The horseman begins his nightly killing spree and Ichabod must partner with Lt. Abbie Mills to stop him. See, I told you, something completely different.
The series features appearances by Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones and Katia Winter and was created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman. It premiered on the FOX network in the USA on the 16th of September 2013. If you don’t believe that this could be awesome, check out the trailer for the show below:
So, what do you think? Do you think is awesome or overrated or do you think this is far fetched? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.
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