Sleepy Hollow will return to FOX with its fourth season in January, and one new member of the cast is nervous about joining the series. Season three ended with the death of Abbie Mills, and Janina Gavankar is now the new girl on the cast. She realizes she has big shoes to fill – especially after fans of the series reacted so strongly to Abbie’s death.
Gavankar said the following about her casting on the FOX drama, per TV Line:
“I’m not an idiot. I’m totally nervous that people are going to hate me. But someone had to take the job, and I was so honored that [Sleepy] called me in the first place. I wasn’t going to say no. The characters on the show miss Abbie. They are grieving for her loss, as the fans are. By the way, I’ve seen every episode — I am, too. She’s incredible. She’s part of the fabric of the show.”
Gavankar will play Diana Thomas, who is “a former Marine-turned-Homeland Security agent. Spooky circumstance causes her to run into Ichabod Crane in Washington, D.C., in the Season 4 premiere (Jan. 6, 9/8c); though she’s initially skeptical of his claims of supernatural chaos, they soon find themselves working together to fight evil.”
Gavankar has been seen on True Blood and The L Word. Are you excited to see her on Sleepy Hollow? Tell us what you think.