Sleepy Hollow Gets Major S3 Retooling

It seems the upcoming third season of FOX’s supernatural procedural “Sleepy Hollow” is in for some major changes.

Four of the key actors are out including Orlando Jones (Irving), Katia Winter (Katrina), John Noble (Henry) and Matt Barr (Hawley). They aren’t the only change though, the show’s most iconic ghostly creature – the Headless Horseman – is not showing up in the new season either.

The new show runner Clifton Campbell tells TV Guide:

“There won’t be any Headless this year. But we have a new framework and a new set of rules for the mythology. And it all starts with the introduction of our new big bad and will take us into a very interesting device which will allow us to see a somewhat more compelling, but more personal threat to both Abbie (Nicole Beharie) and Crane (Tom Mison).”

With all of the supporting cast essentially gone bar Abbie’s sister Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood), the show is bringing back Joe Corbin (Zach Appelman) who will work closely with Jenny. Of their role in the team, Campbell says:

“Jenny and Joe are going to track down a lot of things that are going to help Abbie and Crane, and in doing so really do a deep dive on their past and their connections to each other. It allows Jenny and Joe to be more operative and on their feet in their support and help of Abbie and Crane and fills out the gang in a much more interesting, emotional way.”

“Sleepy Hollow” is set to return to FOX this Fall.