John Cho Joins FOX’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Pilot Filming in Charlotte, NC
Best known as Sulu in the 2009 Star Trek remake and Star Trek Into Darkness, and as the uptight half of the Harold and Kumar pot comedy duo, John Cho is the latest cast member to join the pilot episode of FOX’s upcoming Headless Horseman series Sleepy Hollow, to be filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cho joins the previously announced Tom Mison (Salman Fishing in the Yemen) as the new Ichabod Crane, along with Orlando Jones (MADtv), Katia Winter (Dexter), and Nicole Beharie (The Good Wife) in the drama pilot co-written by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci (the team behind Transformers and Star Trek), to be directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall).
A modern–day supernatural thriller based on The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, the project, from 20th TV and K/O Paper Products, follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil. Mison’s Ichabod Crane is a Revolutionary War captain who takes off a horseman’s head and then somehow time-travels to the present, where he proves a beneficial partner to a local detective when his enemy The Headless Horseman comes back to haunt the town.
Cho will play Officer Andy Dunn, a likable police officer in Sleepy Hollow who has Detective Abbie Archer’s back and is seemingly compassionate and helpful; however, there is more to him than meets the eye, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Beharie will play Det. Abbie Archer, who’s poised to leave her small town to attend the FBI Academy. When she witnesses the brutal murder of someone close to her, only Ichabod Crane can corroborate her story.
Jones will play Lt. Frank Williams, the serious and sternly professional detective transferred to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a double homicide.
Swedish actress Winter will play Katrina, Crane’s wife and a nurse with the 37th Regiment in the Revolutionary War.
Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman and Heather Kadin exec produce, co-writer Phillip Iscove serves as supervising producer.
Filming will take place between mid-March and first of April in and around the Charlotte area.
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