Star Trek reboot's writers heading to TV to reboot Sleepy Hollow

Like J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot? How about creepy supernatural tales? Then you’re in luck—because Fox’s mysterious new drama should be right up your alley.

Pilot season is upon us and Fox will be looking to a spooky story from the past for inspiration come this fall. The network has placed a pilot order for Sleepy Hollow, a modern-day take on the classic short story of the headless horseman written by Washington Irving.

The series comes from writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe), who are also working on the sequel to Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man. The duo have ample TV experience, and helped launch the early seasons of Fox’s beloved Fringe. Not to mention they worked on Abrams’ Alias, and are currently running the successful Hawaii Five-0 reboot for CBS.

Aside from the vague mini-synopsis of, “a modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of Sleepy Hollow,” we don’t have too much to go on plot-wise. But it’s a safe bet the story will deal with a small town plagued by the supernatural. Sounds like it could be an interesting setup, perhaps a little something like Haven, but with a more historical edge.

In addition to Orci and Kurtzman, Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) has also signed on to direct and executive produce.

What do you think of the pick up? Does the classic tale of Sleepy Hollow have enough meat to launch a weekly series?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)