Why did FOX renew Sleepy Hollow after killing off Abbie Mills? Recently, FOX chief David Madden spoke out about the controversial move and the future of the series, TVLine reports.
Despite being a lead character, Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) was killed off during the drama’s season three finale, sparking major criticism from fans. Recently, the network announced there will be a new female co-lead for season four.
During the TCA summer press tour, Madden said renewing the show for a fourth season was a hard decision:
[It] was obviously a very hard conversation. Crane and Abbie were the spine of the show in a lot of ways, so it was difficult to figure out of it was right thing to do, to continue or not.”
He later added that season four is “really fun” so far:
[They] pitched us an array of new characters and new situations for Crane to get into. And the first seven scripts are really fun. We think there’s a lot of good new stories to tell.”
Season four of Sleepy Hollow is expected to premiere in early 2017.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Sleepy Hollow? Will you watch season four without Abbie?
I hope quality will win out over pure numbers as it did with Fringe to get a fifth season.
BS..bet it was sooo hard to continue…not. Castle couldn’t survive without it’s typical female lead, but this show can. They should have renewed Castle then and made so fun..you lost me not that they could care about someone like me.
Well, most of the points are valid. The difference is Castle aired on “ABC” and Sleepy Hollow airs on “FOX”.
I think I know that they are on different Networks.
I really like Sleepy Hollow and love the new season so far. The only character not replaceable is Icabod, and I think the new additions have been excellent. I also loved Castle and I wish they would have continued as well. I loved Beckett, but as with Sleepy Hollow’s Crane, Castle himself was the only truly irreplaceable character. With great worlds and great writers, most characters can be replaced.
Abbie Mills got killed off and so did Sleepy Hollow’s season 4 ratings. So I suppose Abbie was not a replaceable character after all.