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Beverly Hills, Calif. -- For British actor Tom Mison, stepping into the world of the locally filmed "Sleepy Hollow" Fox series felt unlike any TV experience he's had before.
"Being on this is much more like being on a film set," Mison said Thursday.
And that was the goal, said "Sleepy Hollow" director Len Wiseman.
"We want to create a movie on television," Wiseman said.
In the series, Ichabod Crane (Mison) is a Revolutionary War soldier mysteriously transported to the modern day town of Sleepy Hollow, where a police detective (Nicole Beharie) is sucked into his feud with the supernatural headless horseman.
The series filmed its pilot episode in Salisbury and will continue to shoot its first season in the Wilmington area. Filming, much of it at night, has already happened at several Southeastern North Carolina locations, including a motel in Havelock and Tryon Palace in New Bern.
"It is a slightly different world than our own," Wiseman said of creating the show's look and feel. "I definitely thought it needed to be dark, but fun at the same time ... Just finding the right tone of horror and suspense with the fantasy element."
"Sleepy Hollow" premieres Sept. 16 on Fox.
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