Sleepy Hollow S2 at Comic-Con: 'Whatever you think is coming isn't coming’

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Jul 25, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

Fox’s Sleepy Hollow series snuck up on all of us and became one of the biggest surprises of last season, but all eyes were on Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Considering the precarious circumstances our favorite gang of evil-fighters found themselves in by the time everything faded to black on season one, we know the writers have a lot of work ahead of them to even get the gang back together — much less get them solving mysteries again.

Well, don’t expect any quick MacGuffin type of move to wrap it all up, because producer Mark Goffman promises none of these problems will have an easy solution: “We didn't want to get out of that easily, so whatever you think is coming isn't coming.”

The first clip from season two is below, and it shows things are definitely not getting less crazy:

One of the coolest aspects of the first season was the nifty way they built the mythic battle between good and evil around real historical events, and Goffman promises they have even more of that “twistory” planned this fall. New additions? Benjamin Franklin, who will have an “uneasy relationship” with Crane. Plus famed turncoat Benedict Arnold. 

John Noble’s (Fringe) creepy big baddie, introduced with a slow reveal late in the first season, will also play a major role in the start of season two. Now that everyone knows he’s pulling the strings, Noble said Jerely/Henry will become “the personification of evil” as he goes around Sleepy Hollow planting “seeds of doubt everywhere in everyone.”

Other tidbits of note: Expect a weird “Beauty and the Beast” relationship between Katrina and Headless/Abraham; sisters Abbie and Jenny will stick together on the same side; Ichabod rips a bank teller for not letting him have a pen; the new sheriff will be more of an “obstacle” to the team; and the theme for this season is “redemption.”

The second season of Sleepy Hollow will premiere Sept. 22 on Fox.

(Via Zap2it, TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter, EW)