Sleepy Hollow: What Would a Season 5 Have Looked Like?



TVLine has posted some comments from a chat they recently had with Janina Gavankar, Season 4's Diana Thomas. She offered a glimpse of what we might have gotten had Sleepy Hollow continued on to a Season 5.

In fact, that mythical sea beast [the kraken] likely would’ve returned in a “big, big case” at the start of Season 5, continued the actress, who next will voice a character in the Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. “How do we handle the sirens and the kraken, all water-worldly creatures?”

Sleepy Hollow was seen in many countries throughout the world during its run, and the final season of the show still has yet to air in some. In fact, Season 4 premieres on Fox España later today. The network shared the new behind-the-scenes photo above on Twitter


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Sleepy Hollow: Fox Declines to Renew



It's the end of the line, Sleepyheads. Fox has decided to cancel Sleepy Hollow after a return to form in Season 4. Unfortunately the ratings just weren't there. Thankfully, the writers wrapped everything up with Crane in a good place, aside from that whole bargaining his soul away to the devil. But if anyone could outwit the devil, it would have to be Ichabod Crane, would it not?

Much gratitude to all the hard working people that brought the show to the screen. It was 62 episodes of batshit crazy entertainment that took an incredible amount of time and effort from a lot of amazingly talented people. Tip of the hat to all the writers, directors, crew, cast and producers who had a hand in the show these last 4 years!

Of course, it wouldn't have been Sleepy Hollow without the iconic character of Ichabod Crane. Not many actors could do what Tom did. He made the unbelievable believable, with tremendous talent, grace and, if the gag reels are any indication, a lot of swearing. I'm so glad this show gave the world an introduction to how brilliant Tom is and I can't wait to see what he has for us next.



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Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 Wrap Up



The finale of a creatively resurgent Season 4 of Sleepy Hollow has been in the books for a month already, but we still might have to wait until the end of next week before we learn the fate of the series.

That last episode brought to a close the Malcolm Dreyfuss storyline, but did leave room for some interesting storytelling if they do get picked up for a fifth season. After all, who could be a bigger bad than the devil himself? The episode's writer, Raven Metzner, was asked by Marisa Roffman at TVInsider about the episode and how it leaves our intrepid team with a satisfying end if it is the series finale, but leaves open the door if the show gets picked up once again.

I think we wanted to make sure we were able to, in a satisfying way, bring Ichabod Crane to a place where he had reached a landmark goal. We had always talked about Crane becoming an American citizen. And the idea that he would finally find both a family and a larger place for himself in the world.

But at the same time, we wanted to complicate that, and messy it up a little bit, because if we were able to come back, we'd have something to look forward to Crane having to figure out. That's where the whole idea of the deal he makes, that puts him in jeopardy. And also, in writing that last scene, we had to write a careful line, because we understand that if the series comes back, that's a real awesome problem. But if it doesn't, I think we all believe and know as Crane says, he will find a way to figure it out.

If that was the last episode of the series, Metzner told EW what he'd like the fans to take away from it.

I hope they look at it as Crane has, which is that he’s come a very long way in the course of the series. He came out of the ground with no one and no idea about how this modern world works and what his place in it would be. He found friends and people who were incredibly important to him. He partnered with Abbie Mills and met her sister and her extended family and friends and over the course of the seasons, he blossomed and learned his place was in the world, in this modern world. By the end of this episode, it was really important to us that regardless of whatever other plot issues might await him, he really has found a place in the world. He’s become an American citizen. He has found a family and created a family around himself that includes pieces of the world he’s known and people who have really mattered to him, and he’s made these new connections in Diana and Molly [Oona Yaffe] and Jake and Alex.

I really hope that fans see that and that they are happy with it and that they feel like his journey has come to a positive place of fruition. I love the character and the world around him, and I really hope it does continue. I think there are many, many, many stories yet to be told. But if not, I hope that everyone knows that Crane is in a really good place. The moment he has with Diana where they’re walking toward us with this determined step — I hope that fans take that with them as a positive moment that either will be built on or is a great place to leave the series.

He also offered a peek behind-the-scenes to TVLine, at a couple of brilliant contributions that Tom made to the episode.

Metzner says star Tom Mison added a few touches to the episode, during the speech at The Vault (“He came in that day and said, ‘Hey, do you mind if I throw in this extra little bit here? He put in this line of poetry that is just so beautiful and so heartfelt.”) and in Crane’s farewell to Lara (“He ran out to me in the middle of shooting and said, ‘I think I want to bow.’ I didn’t want to ask. Tom’s very careful about who Crane bows to, and when.”).

Metzner also posted this wonderful photo, taken during the shoot for the opening scene of the episode.



Whatever the FOX executives decide, we should hear before the upfront presentation to their advertisers on May 15th.


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Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 Finale Tonight!



The season has flown by and already we are faced with the Sleepy Hollow Season 4 finale. As most Sleepyheads know, a Sleepy Hollow season finale is never dull, so brace yourself for some crazy twists and turns. To wit, Terrance Mann guest stars as Beelzebub himself tonight, so this should be quite the show down. Crane matching wits with the devil? Count me in. Tonight's episode was written by Sleepy Hollow writers' room vet, executive producer Raven Metzner and is directed by another regular, executive producer Russell Fine.

The official press release:


Dreyfuss finally garners enough power to infiltrate the White House, and his group of minions grow strong enough to take action. Can Team Witness stop Dreyfuss in time? Find out in the all-new "Freedom" season finale episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Friday, March 31 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-413) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Janina Gavankar as Diana Thomas; Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills; Jeremy Davies as Malcolm Dreyfuss; Rachel Melvin as Alex Norwood; Jerry MacKinnon as Jake Wells; Oona Yaffe as Molly Thomas

Guest Cast: John Noble as Henry Parrish; Kamar de los Reyes as Jobe; Seychelle Gabriel as Lara; Terrence Mann as the devil.


And the promo:


No word yet as to whether the show has been renewed or not. The network has until their upfront presentation to advertisers in May to set the schedule, so there might be no decision until then. The news will be posted here either way as soon as it is announced.

Watch "Freedom" tonight at 9/8c on FOX.


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