'Sleepy Hollow' the latest in apocalyptic TV tales

Network television’s latest end-of-the-world conspiracy show premiers Monday at 9 p.m.

Gravely wounded on the battlefield in 1781, Ichabod Crane (Mison) emerges in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., determined to defeat the Headless Horseman, who’s been reimagined as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in this drama from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Fringe,” “Star Trek”).

The sort of ambitious genre show Fox cranks out every couple of years that struggles to find an audience and doesn’t get a second season, causing the Internet to explode in Fox-cancels-everything-that’s-good, I’m-never-watching-Fox-again rage without anyone pausing to realize that Fox is the only network that would have put something like it on the air in the first place.

For an apocalyptic tale, “Sleepy Hollow” has a fairly light touch. And the sight of the Horseman still clad in his Redcoat regalia but brandishing a shotgun and automatic weapons is a hoot.

What: “Sleepy Hollow”

When: 9 p.m. Sept. 16, KVVU-TV, Channel 5

Who’s in it: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones


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