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SLEEPY HOLLOW: New Boss Clifton Campbell on Making Abbie and Ichabod Central, Bringing the Fun Back, and More

September 30, 2015 by  
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SLEEPY HOLLOW is returning for its third season on October 1st…with quite a few changes in store.

Tom Mison’s Ichabod and Nicole Beharie’s Abbie are still leading the way as humanity’s best hope at avoiding a full-on apocalypse (with help from Lyndie Greenwood’s Jenny), but the show lost Orlando Jones’ Irving — who exited the series over the hiatus — as a vital ally. And since Team Witness defeated John Noble’s Henry and Katia Winter’s Katrina were killed off in the final episodes of the show’s second season, the show needed some new blood to fill their shoes.

Enter Nikki Reed (who is playing Betsy Ross, Crane’s former partner), Shannyn Sossamon (who is playing the show’s new Big Bad, Pandora), Lance Gross (who is playing Abbie’s boss, Daniel Reynolds), and season 2 guest star Zach Appelman, (who played Corbin’s son, Joe), all of whom are now regulars on the drama.

The series also changed bosses over the hiatus: Clifton Campbell joined the show, replacing departing showrunner Mark Goffman.

“I saw there were a few things that [SLEEPY HOLLOW] very subtly needed to recalibrate to bring the fun back to the show, to bring the characters of Abbie and Crane front and center,” Campbell acknowledged.

I spoke with him about taking on the show, what’s next for the Witnesses, the new Big Bad, building out a season-long flashback tale, and more…

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