Orlando Jones, <em>Sleepy Hollow</em> Orlando Jones, Sleepy Hollow

The erstwhile Capt. Frank Irving dished for the first time on why he isn't in the third season of Fox's Sleepy Hollow in a fan Q&A video posted to YouTube on Saturday.

Orlando Jones says that the creators took the show in a different direction and there just wasn't room for Captain Irving anymore. And while Jones is open to a guest appearance, fans shouldn't get their hopes up:

"Chances are, I won't be back, because they kinda asked me to leave," he says.

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This is the first time Jones has spoken publicly about leaving the show since his departure was announced in May.

Watch the full video below.