Fox to Visit ‘Sleepy Hollow’

by | January 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM | TV News

The Headless Horseman, painting by John Quidor (1828).


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Ichabod Crane will ride again – this time on Fox.

The network has given a pilot order to an adaptation of the “Sleepy Hollow” legend from “Fringe” and “Transformers” team Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, the network said Tuesday.

A modern-day supernatural thriller based on the Washington Irving tale, “Sleepy Hollow” will be written and executive-produced by Kurtzman and Orci, with Heather Kadin and Len Wiseman also executive-producing. The series comes from K O Paper Products in association with Twentieth Century Fox TV.

Fox also ordered two other drama pilots on Tuesday, including “Delirium,” from writer/executive producer Karyn Usher (“Bones,” “Prison Break.”). Produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox TV, “Delirium” is based on a best-selling trilogy “about a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure.” With just 95 days to go before undergoing her scheduled procedure, the drama’s protagonist, Lena Holoway “does the unthinkable: she falls in love.”

Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are also serving as executive producers on “Delirium.”

A third pilot, “The List,” revolves around the murders of members of the Federal Witness Security Program, and the U.S. Marshal who leads the hunt for a person who stole a file with the identities of every member of the program. Paul Zbyszewski (“Lost,” “Hawaii 5-0″) is writing and executive-producing, with “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer also executive-producing. “The List” is being produced by Twentieth Century Fox TV.