Ichabod Crane wakes up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world on the brink of destruction and learn he is humanity’s only hope.
Oh wait, yes there are; it’s clear they didn’t know what direction they wanted to go with this in the planning stage, so they just said “Sod it, let’s make it a supernatural story and a horror story and a time travel story and a fish-out-of-water story (god knows they’re going to milk Icahbod’s teaming up with a sassy black woman for all it’s worth, pre-American Civil War as he most certainly is) and a revenge story and a centuries-old-conspiracy story AND an apocalyptic end-of-days.
Is there anything we’ve missed?
Oh yeah, probably some romance as well. Plus prophetic dreams.
No longer shall Icahbod Crane be a simple schoolteacher with aspirations to marry up! No, now he shall be one who, on a lonesome battlefield, did kill the Horseman by order of Washington, and has been sent through the ages to finally defeat the demonic rider! Sort of like John Connor, but in reverse. Oh, what wacky hijinks shall ensue! What secrets shall be uncovered, what mysteries will unfold, what spinning in his grave shall Washington Irving undergo!”
Seriously, even the Tim Burton version at least had the decency to stay in the century in which it was based.
And you know what the worst part is?
I’m probably going to watch it anyway.
More to come on what I think this show will be like, once I get my bearings…