Sleepy Hollow
Ichabod Crane works with his new partner in the Season 4 premiere of “Sleepy Hollow.” Tina Rowden/Fox

Yes, Abbie Mills is dead. Ichabod Crane’s long-time partner, friend and fellow witness met the Grim Reaper in last season’s action-packed finale on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow.” But that doesn’t mean Season 4 will, most definitely, be bad without her.

Fox rebooted the show yet again in Season 4. The series has a new cast, new location and several new characters. The trailer, which released Friday, offers a glimpse into the future of Crane (Tom Mison) and his motley group of supernatural hunters. It is hard to imagine “Sleepy Hollow” without Nicole Beharie (who played Abbie), but if the network thought there was one more compelling story to tell and still some life in the series, then maybe it is worth a watch.

Here are three reasons why we should tune in to the Season 4 premiere of “Sleepy Hollow”:

1. New Monsters, New Missions

Although Ichabod and Abbie’s chemistry and partnership was the main draw of the Fox series, there is no denying that audiences sometimes loved the evil supernatural creatures, whether it was a woman made of bees, a demon that targeted desperate men looking for sex in clubs or a tooth fairy who didn’t really have a penchant for children’s teeth.

With a new set of demons wreaking havoc on humanity in “Sleepy Hollow” Season 4, Crane and his new partner, Diana Thomas (Janina Gavankar), will have a new and (hopefully) exciting mission.

2. The Headless Horseman And Henry Parrish Are Back

Let’s admit it: the freshman season of “Sleepy Hollow” was the best so far partly because of The Headless Horseman. Even though the sophomore season had too much Ichabod family drama, Henry Parrish (John Noble), his son, did make a mark with fans. Now, both these fan favorite characters are coming back in Season 4.

3. Maybe A New Team Is What The Show Needs

Arguably, except for Joe Corbin (Zach Appleman), the new cast of Season 3 didn’t really hit it with fans. Daniel Reynolds (Lance Gross) only seemed like an obstacle for Crane and Abbie’s budding romance and Sophie Foster (Jessica Camacho) didn’t seem like a significant contribution to the team. Mayne a new team will help revive the series.

The Season 4, episode 1 synopsis reads, “Crane and Jenny begin to navigate life following the unexpected death of Abbie Mills. When he finds himself in the nation's capital, Crane must forge unlikely partnerships in his quest to find the next Witness, as he discovers that there is more evil at play than he realized was possible.”

Watch the season premiere, titled “Columbia,” on Friday, Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.