PaleyFest: Sleepy Hollow Cast Discuss The Second Season

The magically mysterious Sleepy Hollow cascaded into the annual PaleyFest TV festival last night at the Dolby Theater, along with its cast and executive producers.

If you haven’t seen the show, the supernatural television drama follows Ichabod Crane as he is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

The panel at the fest opened showing the thrilling final sequence from Sleepy Hollow’s season one finale. The cast then went on to talk about the second season and things just got more hilarious as throughout the night a clumsy Headless Horseman made his way on stage.

The highlights from the panel have been transcribed for all you Sleepy Hollow fans out there, just below.

One of the main highlights of the evening was when the series’ executive producer talked about the second season saying “We have to find out who’s going to be in charge of law and order in Sleepy Hollow.” He also continued to say that there will be a couple of brand new characters introduced to the show a “new creation that our team kind of controls, but also doesn’t.

Also talking about the second season Mark Goffman said “Henry’s going to be in town. It’s going to be a major presence in season two, It’s a season about war, it’s a season about redemption. What do you do when your son becomes the Horseman of War in the apocalypse? Ichabod is going to have to contemplate assuming he gets out of the pine box he’s in.

An audience member also asked if Len Wiseman would be directing another episode in the upcoming season Len Wiseman answered saying “I would love to, it is a hell of a lot of fun, it really is, its a mix of genres that I absolutely love and its fun to be able to do a bit of war, a bit of comedy that I don’t get to do that often and so I loved it.

One of the other highlights of the night was when the producers talked about how Ichabod was whisked into being having first been written for an American. When series creator Alex Kurtzman was asked why they changed the role from American to british he joked saying “It became clear we do not manufacture men in the United States,” then he continued to say “Asking American actors to do it didn’t feel real. It felt like Ichabod Crane from the Valley.” Tom Mison better known as Ichabod Crane then talked about how he prepared to play the role saying “I wanted to get a gruffness of someone who had been buried for 200 years. I worked a lot to learn my voice, and then John Noble appears with that kind of voice and I thought, You prick.

The final highlight of the night, was when the cast were asked what show they would like to do a crossover with, Mison instantly said “The Walking Dead, I’d like it if Crane started falling apart and started chasing after Carl.

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