Sleepy Hollow, the television series, takes an old story and gives it a new twist, blending the original Revolutionary War element with the modern world.
Ichabod Crane, a British-turned-American-patriot soldier, is a captain in George Washington’s army. According to Crane, Washington was fighting more than a physical war; he was also fighting a supernatural one. Crane is a soldier in both wars. During the course of one skirmish, he battles with a deadly, seemingly unkillable horseman, resulting in Crane’s death and the horseman’s decapitation.
Through his wife’s witchcraft, Crane is set to sleep in a cave, until awakened in the year 2015. What follows is the continuation of the supernatural battle, played out in the town of Sleepy Hollow. Crane soon becomes partners with a lieutenant in the local police force, Abigail Mills.
Abbie and Ichabod discover that they are the two Witnesses foretold in the Bible, who are destined to undergo seven tribulations and triumph over the forces of darkness. Together they do all they can to keep evil from overtaking our world.