The sophomore season of the supernatural drama series will see how the presence of War of the Four Horsemen influences the town.
"Sleepy Hollow" wrapped up its first season with some big twists, including the shocking reveal of one character's real identity. In the season finale, it's uncovered that Henry Parrish a.k.a. Sin Eater (John Noble), who had been helping Ichabod (Tom Mison) to break the curse connecting him with the Headless Horseman, is actually the one whose presence he was expecting the least.
[SPOILER ALERT!] Henry turned out to be Ichabod and Katrina's (Katia Winter) son Jeremy, who's also the Second of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War. Abbie (Nicole Beharie) offered herself to replace Katrina in purgatory as Katrina and Ichabod tried to prevent War from coming, but it was in vain since War had been unearthed ages ago.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Mark Goffman explains what he plans for season 2 now that Ichabod has found out that War was already in Sleepy Hollow. "Well, the idea of war, when you read it in the Bible, it's not only bombs and troops. War is really man against man and turning against himself," he explains, "So, really, what we're going to be looking at in season 2 is how does having the horseman of War here in the Sleepy Hollow influence our town."
Noble apparently knew since he was cast on the show about this twist. Goffman claims, "We knew from the beginning. We had told John Noble about it, and I actually gave him the bible for the season when we first brought him on. So it's been something he's been sort of building into his performance from episode 5."
Asked if there will be a time jump when the show premieres its second season, he coyly responds, "I don't want to say yet. But the great thing about the way this show is crafted is that we don't have to start in real time. We can begin in dream sequences, we can begin with a flashback to parts of the past and tell some of these stories."
"But I think it's pretty important to me that we get them both [Ichabod and Abbie] out pretty quickly. We know that Crane is in the coffin, so the clock is ticking quickly. He's in a lot of jeopardy so we have to face that very quickly and not take too long before addressing it."
On Capt. Irving (Orlando Jones) who also landed in bad situation, Goffman dishes, "He's innocent of the charges he confessed to, so I think we're going to have to play out how he is able to get himself out of this situation because he's confessed to two murders that he didn't do. And he has very special knowledge that only a small handful of people do about what's happening in Sleepy Hollow. He's very critical to our group, but he's trapped in this situation with his family. But I think he's very clever and he's going to figure a way out. I hope."
Goffman also refuses to confirm the fate of other characters. "Well, dead is not always gone on Sleepy Hollow," he says of Officer Andy Brooks (John Cho), and hopes that Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) will return as well, but adds, "We'll have to find out."