Wait—there are TWO Sleepy Hollow TV series in the works?

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Dec 17, 2012

Can't get enough Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman? You're in luck. Warner Bros. Television and The CW just greenlit another spooky series set in modern times, this one with Crane as an FBI agent. Beware of flying, flaming pumpkins!

Back last month, the Transformers writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci pitched a big Sleepy Hollow drama with Total Recall's Len Wiseman attached to direct for Fox. It was described as a modern-day supernatural thriller based on Washington Irving's 1820 tale. Their story follows Ichabod Crane as he joins up with Sleepy Hollow's tough female sheriff to battle forces of good and evil.

The CW's take, from screenwriters Patrick Macmanus and Grant Scharbo, sticks Ichabod Crane in a black FBI suit, investigating a rash of ritual beheadings in the legendary burg of Sleepy Hollow. (Sounds eerily familiar.) Both projects capitalize on Tim Burton's 1999 outing, Sleepy Hollow, that transformed Ichabod into an oddball sleuth.

Whether television is big enough for competing Hollows is yet to be seen, but the homicidal specter without a cranium is sure to be galloping into the picture at some point. It'll be tough to butt heads with the scary skills of Underworld's Wiseman, but stranger things have happened.

(via Deadline)