EXCLUSIVE: After garnering interest from several networks, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci‘s Sleepy Hollow drama pitch has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment. Underworld helmer Len Wiseman is on board to direct the the project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Kurtzman and Orci’s studio-based K/O Paper Products. Described as a modern–day supernatural thriller based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, it follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil.
Kurtzman and Orci will write the script with up-and-coming writer Phillip Iscove, on whose idea the project is based. Kurtzman, Orci and Wiseman executive produce Sleepy Hollow with K/O’s Heather Kadin. The project was taken to Fox on Thursday, where it received a great reception, before it was also pitched to CBS, ABC and NBC today. Fox ultimately stepped up with a put pilot commitment.
This is the first TV project Kurtzman and Orci will co-write since the 2010 launch of their K/O production company as a pod based at 20th TV. (K/O’s first major projects, Locke & Key and Exit Strategy, also went to Fox and got to pilot stage.) Kurtzman and Orci previously co-penned Fox’s Fringe with JJ Abrams and CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 reboot, both of which became series that have aired for multiple seasons.
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