Warner Bros. Backs The CW’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ TV Series

Both potential "Sleepy Hollow" television projects remain in contention as the CW's incarnation gets a studio.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last month, reports about two different adaptations of "Sleepy Hollow" broke on the same day. Over at Fox, "Fringe" creators Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci brought in Underworld director, Len Wiseman to helm their modern day take on "Sleepy Hollow." Meanwhile, the CW prepared its own modern day version of "Sleepy Hollow" without a studio attached. However, that has now changed.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. TV has come aboard the CW's "Sleepy Hollow" project. The CW's take on "Sleepy Hollow" was created by screenwriters Patrick Macmanus and Grant Scharbo ("Missing") . While both potential series take place in the present, the CW's "Sleepy Hollow" reportedly reimagines Ichabod Crane as an FBI agent who comes to town to investigate a brutal beheading. The CW's version is also described as a "boundary-pushing horror story for television."

Ichabod Crane and the infamous Headless Horseman were introduced to the public in Washington Irving's short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" back in 1820. Irving's tale remains popular to this day, with numerous film and TV adaptations.

Last season, the CW and ABC faced a similar situation with dueling "Beauty and the Beast" TV projects. But it was ultimately the CW who went forward with their reboot of CBS' "Beauty and the Beast" series while ABC opted not to go forward with its project. As for "Sleepy Hollow," the Fox incarnation already has a put pilot commitment; which currently gives it a better chance to go forward as a series.

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