He is far from the Ichabod Crane of Washington Irvinga��s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and yet British actor Tom Mison, gives us a protagonist to remember in the Sleepy Hollow series. Rising from the dead to find himself in a modern time zone, yet intrinsically tied to the headless horseman he killed in 1781, Crane is forced to deal with mysterious problems that plague the land.
The series, renewed for a third season, brings plenty of change, says Mison. a�?Ia��d rather welcome that change. Every writer comes to set with their episode, and we sit around, have a drink after work and discuss so many amazing ideas,a�? he begins, adding that he probably knows what is expected in season three, when season two is still a mystery. a�?One big change seems to be when a character dies, you can safely expect them back. But, for the rest of the season, the danger returns and death comes in a more permanent format,a�? he says, biting his tongue to stop himself from revealing more.
Telling the future
If you feel that Crane is getting a bit serious, the latter half of the season sees him taking on karaoke. Titled Kali Yuga, the episode has him solving a murder within a Hindu cult and managing a night on the town. a�?It was something I joked about a long time ago with Heather Regnier, who wrote the episode. She called my bluff and wrote it in. So I cursed myself and Heather. But she was kind enough to allow me to choose the song a�� A Young Sailor Cut Down in His Prime, a haunting tune about a�?a young sailor who tragically dies of syphilisa��.
Mison tells fans to a�?brace themselvesa�� for the end of the current season. a�?Therea��s no cliffhanger like season one. Instead, there is a level of finality that is rather shocking. It will change everything. Ita��s an exciting way to end the season,a�? he explains. Emphasising that it is a mix of drama, comedy, action and horror that keeps him going, he adds, a�?I watched an Australian horror film the other day and had a bit of an epiphany. The thing that has always been most successful with Sleepy Hollow is that it is horror that really gets the joke.a�?
And what of his topsy turvy relationship with Katrina, his wife and also a witch (played by Katia Winter)? a�?Ita��s quite nice to have the relationship be so layered. Ita��s easy to criticise Katrina and Ichabod. Is there a way for them to survive in the modern world? Probably not. But it does reach a rather exacting dilemma very, very soon,a�? Mison says in conclusion.
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a�� Aakanksha Devi