"Sleepy Hollow" is a brand new Fox television show with an interesting premise, bringing the legend to the modern day town of Sleepy Hollow. Collider spoke with the executive producers of the show on Sept. 17 about what fans can expect.
The producers are names that most movie fans will recognize in Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the men behind the rebooted "Star Trek" franchise.
"Sleepy Hollow" sees both the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane wake up in present day Sleepy Hollow. Crane is arrested and has to explain his wild story to the unbelieving police, while his nemesis wrecks havoc. Soon, they realize he is telling the truth and have to help him stop this madman.
This isn't the first time they took an old idea and re-imagined it. Other than "Star Trek," they also developed the new "Hawaii Five-0" show, as well as "Spider-Man." Kutrzman explained that it isn't hard because the stories are timeless and have existed for many years - already re-told before. They just had to find the new twist, and with "Sleepy Hollow," it was putting it in the modern day.
He also said the story will flash back and forth between the past and present, so their tale will span over 250 years. However, with so much mythology, Orci said they want to keep "Sleepy Hollow" as a show that people can join at almost anytime and not feel completely lost.
"Sleepy Hollow" airs on Monday nights on Fox.