Sleepy Hollow was one of the biggest surprises on TV last year and the trailer for the upcoming season 2 is promising even more action and drama, as the battle between good and bad continues. The trailer is already answering some of the questions which arose after the first season finished.
Season 1 ended with some huge cliffhangers and the trailer for season 2 is reminding the viewers exactly what is at stake. As Fox’s Sleepy Hollow was one of the few success shows on TV last year, it earned the second season only after three episodes into its run. With at least 15 episodes, the series is set to return in just a few weeks. However, the producers are prepared for up to 18 episodes and based on the released trailer, the season premiere will be an explosive beginning of the battle to save humanity.
In the season 1 finale, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) were unjustly separated by the forces of evil. Abbie was stuck in purgatory as she traded places with Ichabod’s wife Katrina (Katia Winter). Ichabod was then buried alive by the Horseman of War, who is otherwise known as his son, Jeremy (John Noble). Katrina was taken by the Horseman of Death, who is better known as the Headless Horseman or, in his human form, Abraham (Neil Jackson). Abbie’s sister Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) was seriously injured in a car crash and Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) was arrested for murder. With all that, no one was left to fight the coming apocalypse.
The trailer for Sleepy Hollow season 2, Evil Takes Hold, previewed some of the most important moments from season 1, like Ichabod finding out that his son is actually the Horseman of War and Jenny’s huge car accident, which was caused by the Headless Horseman.
However, in addition to refreshing the viewer’s memories with scenes from season 1, the trailer is also teasing the fans with some tense moments from the upcoming season 2 premiere: there are some great flashbacks, zombie soldiers, who are rising from their graves and several more brilliant lines from John Noble.
There is also a positive revelation, as the trailer indicates that Lt. Abbie Mills in fact managed to escape from Purgatory. Abby is seen riding into the battle with Ichabod Crane, in order to save humanity from the prophesied End of Days scenario. The trailer for season 2 is also teasing the return of Jenny Mills, who got seriously injured in a car crash, Ichabod’s wife Katrina Crane and John Noble as the Horseman of War.
From its first episode, Sleepy Hollow brought complex storytelling, amazing production value and the spooky scenes back to the TV screen. The creators of the show did not only add several twists and turns to the classic Headless Horseman story, but they also presented a great TV genre with a diverse and an engaging cast and intelligent character-driven plot.
The trailer most certainly makes Sleepy Hollow fans eager for September 22, when the show returns.
By: Janette Verdnik