*After just three episodes, Fox has decided to renew its freshman action-adventure drama “Sleepy Hollow,” starring Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison.
The show, which airs Mondays at 9 p.m., follows Ichabod Crane (Mison), revived after more than two centuries, and a modern-day police lieutenant, Abbie Mills (Beharie), who partner to try to save the town of Sleepy Hollow and the world from mysterious evil.
The Season 2 order for “Sleepy Hollow,” the first of the new fall shows picked up for a second season, is for 13 episodes.
Monday’s third episode drew 8 million viewers and performed well with the young adults prized by advertisers. The Sept. 16 series premiere grew to 13.6 million viewers after three extra days of time-shifted viewing, making it Fox’s best fall drama premiere since “24” in 2001.
“The show has proven to be a risk well worth taking. It’s a conceptual blast unlike anything else on television and it all holds together with inventive writing and a fantastic cast,” Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly says in a statement accompanying the pickup announcement. “I can’t wait for fans to experience what else is in store for this fall and even more of this wild ride into Season 2.”
One of the interesting dynamics between Lt. Mills and Crane is that the latter’s only view of African Americans before landing in modern time was as slaves. Beharie expounds on that below.