The upcoming Fox drama "Sleepy Hollow" is a modern-day twist on the classic Washington Irving tale. And considering the series is from the creators of the big-screen "Star Trek" reboots, you can expect special effects that could only come from this side of the 21st century.
Tom Mison stars as the legendary Ichabod Crane, whotime-travels two centuries to solve an age-old mystery, and (of course!) battle the Headless Horseman. Mison said the show offers "a nice balance to see two different worlds: the past and the present."
"The best thing about the time-travel element is that we get flashbacks to the Revolutionary War and a secret war being fought alongside it," he said. "And that then has a knock-on effect, and it reappears 250 years later in the present day." (For the record, Mison joked that both worlds are "insane.")
Fox's "Almost Human" is being touted as one of the most highly anticipated dramas of the fall season. The police procedural is set 35 years in the future when human cops are working alongside robots in Los Angeles.
The J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi series stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, and Ealy apparently pulled from an array of inspirations for his character, Dorian.
"I've based Dorian on Jason Bourne, 'Terminator 2,' and 'Starman' — Jeff Bridges's character in the '80s," Ealy said. "I'm just trying to avoid most of the cliché things that have been done before. It's a battle every day, because it's so much easier to do the regular way."
Over at The CW, "The Vampire Diaries" drew enough blood to spawn the supernatural spinoff "The Originals." The new drama, which is set in New Orleans but shot primarily in Atlanta, had stars Charles Michael Davis and Leah Pipes talking about working in the Big Easy.
"If someone said New Orleans was run by vampires, it might be the one city in the world I'd say I believe that," Pipes said. "That would actually make sense — that's why it's so … creepy, but like in a fun, exciting way. It makes you want to do bad things that you would not normally do."
"Sleepy Hollow" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox; "The Originals" premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. on The CW; "Almost Human" premieres Monday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
- Michael Ealy
- Tom Mison