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'Sleepy Hollow' TV series to air on Universal Channel in the UK

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Sleepy Hollow is to air on the Universal Channel in the UK.

Fox's new TV adaptation of the 1820 horror tale arrives on Universal after the channel fought off competition from a number of rival broadcasters, Broadcast reports.

'Sleepy Hollow': Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison

© Fox / Brownie Harris

'Sleepy Hollow' first look image



The series - from Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman - stars Parade's End actor Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane.

The new Sleepy Hollow follows Crane as he is transported from the 1800s to 2014, where he must battle his old nemesis, the Headless Horseman.

Universal has also picked up the US series Graceland and Bates Motel - with the Psycho prequel set to air in the UK from September 12.

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in A&E's 'Bates Motel'

© A&E/Joe Lederer

Vera Farmiga portrays Norman's mother, Norma



"With Bates Motel set to make its UK premiere on Universal Channel, we've been looking for further distinctive, new content to bring character-focused positioning to life," said Nicky Douglas, managing director, Universal Networks International

"With intriguing central characters, both Sleepy Hollow and Graceland deliver that and also tap into the universal and relatable themes of belief and trust, which will appeal to our core viewers and new audiences alike."

Sleepy Hollow - which also stars Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones and Clancy Brown - will premiere on Fox in the US on September 16.

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Watch a trailer for Sleepy Hollow below:

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