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It was a very rocky second season for Fox’s breakout drama Sleepy Hollow. The series suffered a serious ratings decline while critics, who adored the series in its freshman run a year earlier, began criticizing the show’s inability to craft a coherent and compelling storyline in the second season. The show was left in further limbo when it was announced that its showrunner Mark Groffman would be leaving the series in the event it was renewed for a third season.
News broke this afternoon that Fox has indeed picked up the series for a third season, and Clifton Campbell (creator of The Glades) will be taking over the reins as showrunner. Campbell will have an uphill battler when the series comes back, as it saw a loss of over four million viewers from season one to two, and it will be hard to bring back viewers who felt betrayed by the poorly executed second season.
In addition to taking over showrunning duties, Campbell will become an executive producer alongside the show’s co-creators Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Len Wiseman. The series stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, and imagines a world wherein Ichabod Crane has been revived with the hope of stopping the impending Apocalypse.