“Sleepy Hollow” will be returning to the small screen with its anticipated Season 2 premiere on Monday, Sept. 22. And while thousands of fans are over the moon for the comeback of the hit thriller loosely based on Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” there’s one person who is a bit nervous for the continuation of the haunting story.
“It’s definitely scary,” the executive producer, Alex Kurtzman, told Entertainment Weekly of maintaining the show's high standards. “I think ‘Sleepy’ caught people by surprise last year a little bit, and that worked to our advantage.”
The freshman season had an average of 8.6 million viewers who tuned in weekly to watch Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Lt. Grace Abigail "Abbie" Mills (Nicole Beharie) unravel the mysteries surrounding the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Talk about impressive! But according to Kurtzman, that only means that now the show will be under scrutiny.
“Now there’s a microscope on the show, which is wonderful and terrifying all at the same time — but mostly wonderful,” he assured EW. “I think the compass that we all use is just really wanting to make sure that the stories are coming from an honest place that they’re ultimately coming from the character.”
The creator explained that one of the rules for the writers was that the monsters within the storyline "could never be random."
“The monsters need to be literal manifestations of the inner demons that our characters are fighting,” he said. “If we can link each monster to an emotional trial that our characters have to overcome, then the monsters are going to be really satisfying because you have the emotional experience of watching our people jump hurdles that make them stronger at the end.”
Do you think Season 2 will be able to meet fans' expectations? Sound off in the comments section below and stay tuned for the Season 2 premiere on Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. EDT.