With two TV shows brewing their own version of the classic Washington Irving tale Sleepy Hollow, it’s going to be interesting to see which falls flat and which gallops away like The Headless Horseman on his ghostly steed.
Deadline reports that The CW’s “Sleepy Hollow” drama has landed at Warner Bros TV. The project was pitched to the network last month with no studio attached and has now been laid off at one of The CW’s sibling studios, Warner Bros.
The CW was in talks for the pitch, a contemporary take on Washington Irving’s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, when another Sleepy Hollow drama project hit the marketplace, one co-written by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and directed by Len Wiseman. The development led to The CW pushing the pause button in the negotiations to reassess the situation. The network eventually proceeded with buying the project, described as a boundary-pushing horror story for television. (The Kurtzman/Orci drama landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment.)
Patrick Macmanus and Grant Scharbo are co-writing The CW’s “Sleepy Hollow”, produced by Little Engine Prods. and Chatrone Prods. in association with Warner Bros. TV. Little Engine’s Scharbo and Gina Matthews are executive producing, with Patrick Macmanus, Aaron Berger and Carina Schulze co-executive producing. With both the Fox and The CW projects sharing the same title, “Sleepy Hollow”, the situation is a throwback to last year when ABC and The CW developed dramas titled “Beauty and the Beast.” Both projects went to pilot — with The CW the one making it to series.
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