TV Line reports the Sleepy Hollow TV show on FOX is in the process of casting the replacement for Nicole Beharie’s Lt. Abbie Mills. Anna, the new female lead, will be a supernatural skeptic in the mode of The X-Files‘ Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), which frustrates Tom Mison’s Ichabod Crane.
The former military officer is the single mother of an 11 year-old girl, Stella. Anna is new to the Secret Service’s “Basement” which the report describes as “a low priority X-Files-like division.” Sleepy Hollow‘s upcoming fourth season is set, not in Sleepy Hollow, NY, but in Washington DC. Lyndie Greenwood co-stars as Jenny Mills.
In the season three finale, Mills sacrificed her life to save the world. Beharie had reportedly wanted to leave Sleepy Hollow for some time prior.
Here is more on Anna, from TV Line:
“She’s got a tough, take-charge personality, punctuated by a wry sense of humor,” reads the description. “She’s a born leader, but she also has a softer, more caring side which she rarely shows.” Anna is “fiercely devoted” to her 11-year-old daughter Stella, a protective instinct Crane respects and appreciates.
Producers are casting a wide, ethnically diverse net for the thirtysomething character…
Sleepy Hollow, season four, is expected to premiere mid-season in 2017. FOX promises a season that is, “full of supernatural creatures, inexplicable events and the search for the truth about the lives of Witnesses.”
What do you think? Do you plan to watch the fourth season of the Sleepy Hollow TV series, even though Beharie has left the supernatural drama? Who would you cast as Anna? Let us know, below.