The first season of ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ did so well that it was picked up for a second 13-episode season pretty quickly. Now, however, we’ve just learned that the second season is going to be quite a bit more expansive than the first and there will be a new actor added to the regular cast!

How much more expansive can the series be? Well instead of 13 episodes we’re going to be getting somewhere between 15-18 episodes depending how the run is going. That means 2-5 additional episodes for Season 2! I’m pretty sure fans of the show will be thrilled to see more of Ichabod Crane trying to chase down the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!

While Fox has been increasingly switching to a 13-episode format for its shows, the creators think that they have enough ideas to expand the second season and not fall short for fans. According to executive producer Mark Goffman:

“We look at this series as epic and every episode as needing to be epic. Every episode needs to be an adventure, and something mind blowing has to happen to our characters, with major revelations that move the story forward. We still approach it with that in mind. The more episodes you do, the harder that becomes, but I feel we are still at level where we can maintain that pace.”

Besides the increase in episodes, there will also be a a new face on the show! It looks as if Timothy Busfield (‘The West Wing’, ‘Revolution‘) has been cast in a recurring role as Benjamin Franklin! We’ll be seeing a bit more of the past once again play into the next season and we’ll find out that Crane actually apprenticed under this Founding Father.

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“Last season, we created this history between Ichabod and George Washington that talked about this secret war that was part of the American Revolution. This season, we’re continuing that and expanding on it with other characters. Benjamin Franklin is great because we are all familiar with so many of his contributions and now we get to pull back the veil a bit. This man founded the printing press and was responsible for so many [innovations] and now we find out he’s involved in this secret war and that Crane had a relationship with him. I’ve read several biographies of Franklin and we’re teeing off on some of his precociousness and eccentricities.”

Are you excited to see an expansion on the number of episodes for the season? How about the increase in the exploration of the past and the secret war that was actually taking place during the Revolutionary War? Share your thoughts below!

Sources: Entertainment Weekly