FOX has revealed plot details for the upcoming Sleepy Hollow/Bones crossover event.
The special will air in October, just before Halloween, and begins on Bones with the the grisly discovery of human remains lead Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) on a hunt for clues. During said hunt, the pair stumble across Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), searching for answers of their own. It doesn’t take long for the two teams to decide to pair up and help one anther out.
“The Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover is like a great episode of The X-Files, where the Bones hour is the Scully, logic-based perspective and the SLEEPY HOLLOW hour is more Fox Mulder-esque,” said Bones EP Michael Peterson. “Put them together, and it’s going to be a great two-hour event that fans of both programs are going to love.”
The story continues on Sleepy Hollow (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), when Ichabod’s old nemesis is back from the dead. Ichabod and Abbie need advanced forensic help and expertise to stop him and (naturally) turn to their new pals Brennan and Booth to unlock 18th century secrets using 21st century science.
“When the idea came about to create this crossover event for fans, our writers’ room was immediately energized,” said Sleepy Hollow executive producer and showrunner Clifton Campbell. “The creative freedom to merge these two worlds which, at face value, seem so different; but at their core have such striking similarities – mystery, intrigue and methodical deduction, wrapped up in such strong character partnerships – was a challenge that we all welcomed, and we believe that fans of both series will be very satisfied by the result. It was a terrific collaborative experience across the board and we are eager to see the fan reaction to Ichabod and Abbie working alongside Brennan and Booth.”
The crossover event airs Thursday, Oct. 29 on FOX.
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