FOX’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Will Film In Wilmington, North Carolina!

The NC Film Office has just announced that FOX’s Sleepy Hollow series will be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina starting next month!

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Read on for the full press release!

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission and the North Carolina Film Office announced today that 20th Century Fox Television is bringing the TV series Sleepy Hollow, a thrilling new modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic story, to Wilmington.

“We are certainly excited that once again Wilmington has been chosen as the home for another TV series”, says Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin.  “This series will continue Wilmington’s long-running success with television production.”

This will mark the second series from 20th Century Fox Television to film in North Carolina.  The studio’s award-winning series Homeland has shot in the Charlotte Region since its inception and just recently started production on its third season.

“20th Century Fox Television continues to see the value of working in North Carolina”, says North Carolina Film Office Director Aaron Syrett.  “Fox is a valuable client and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them on this and future productions.”

The pilot for Sleepy Hollow shot earlier this year in the Charlotte Region, including the cities of Charlotte, Salisbury and Gastonia.  Early estimates showed that the pilot had an estimated in-state direct spend of $8 million.

Sleepy Hollow is one of the more than 30 projects that have or will film in North Carolina so far in 2013.  Combined, these productions are estimated to have a direct in-state spend of nearly $250 million while providing more than 25,000 job opportunities, including 3,000+ crew positions.  

In addition to Sleepy Hollow, highlights to date in 2013 include the filming of the before-mentioned Homeland, the upcoming CBS series Under The Dome, the second season of Cinemax’s hit series Banshee, the fourth season of HBO’s Eastbound and Down, the studio feature film Tammy, and the independent features The World Made Straight, Careful What You Wish For, and The Ultimate Life, plus a national commercial for Fiat.

Sleepy Hollow is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (Hawaii Five-0, Underworld and Total Recall).  It is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer and Wiseman directed the pilot.

The series currently occupies offices and soundstages at EUE Screen Gems Studios in the Wilmington with production for an initial order of 12 episodes scheduled to begin in late July and continue through December.

A brief summary of Sleepy Hollow is as follows:

What if you suddenly woke up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world is on the brink of destruction, caused by unimaginable events, and you are humanity’s last hope?

In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Bound to the Headless Horseman by a blood spell cast on the battlefield of the American Revolution, Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

As this re-invented Ichabod finds himself in present-day Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town and a world he no longer recognizes. All that is brutally familiar to Icabod is Headless and Ichabod’s determination to annihilate this immortal being. It’s a mission he must complete quickly, as Headless already has viciously slain Sheriff August Corbin (guest star Clancy Brown, Cowboys & Aliens, Carnivale).

Grey served both as mentor and father figure to Detective Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie, Shame,  American Violet), a young cop whose own supernatural experiences help her form an unlikely bond with Ichabod.  But Sleepy Hollow’s head of police, Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones , The Chicago 8, Drumline), isn’t buying any of this.

In fact, the only person who is on Abbie’s side is Ichabod. His extensive first-hand knowledge of our secret American history, coupled with her superior profiling and modern threat assessment skills, will make them a formidable duo as they work together to triumph over evil. The complex pasts of Ichabod and Abbie, from Ichabod’s inclusion in the among  the powerful and secretive Freemasons and the ghostly appearance of his late wife, Katrina (Katia Winter, Dexter), to Abbie’s childhood visions, will help them solve the intricate puzzles of Sleepy Hollow in order to protect its future.

As history repeats itself, the oddly-linked pair will draw on the real stories and hallowed secrets this nation was founded on in their quest to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil.

Sleepy Hollow will air on Mondays at 9pm on FOX beginning this fall.

FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' pilot was filmed in Salisbury, North Carolina.

FOX’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ pilot was filmed in Salisbury, North Carolina.


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