Evil has been unleashed!
Now that War and Death are on the loose, Sleepy Hollow's world will be expanding past the town's boundaries in the second season. Viewers have Irving (Orlando Jones) to thank for that, as his arrest and internment upstate will draw evil outside of the town, executive producer Roberto Orci tells TVGuide.com.
"It is the beginning of expanding the reach of the storytelling. Also, not just for the mythology and evil coming to town, but Ichabod [Tom Mison] seeing the rest of the world is just a fascinating thing to do," he says. "He's only seen [so little] of our modern society through the lens of a town that resembles his own town to a great degree, except more Starbucks. Opening it up is absolutely something we hope to do."
Orci explains that the writers were tempted to travel outside the town lines in the first season in fear that the small town wouldn't offer up enough story. "We figured out about four episodes in that we were going to forego the temptation to leave this town, except for Irving in Albany, and really focus on Sleepy Hollow," he says.
Now, however, the time is ripe to see more of Ichabod's fish-out-of-water reaction to the rest of the world. "He's been in this town the whole time and he's adapted very well, but I'd like to see his reaction the first time he gets on an airplane," Orci says. "We were joking that he thinks, 'Oh, are we driving all the way there in this thing?' And then the plane takes off. Imagine seeing the White House and all the stuff that he never got to see that are the fruit of his labor and his sacrifice. Things like that will blow his mind."
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Sleepy Hollow will return this fall on Fox.