“Sleepy Hollow” delivered a couple of blows towards the end of season 3 and arguably one of the hardest is the unexpected death of Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) just before the chapter officially closed.
“The character of Abbie Mills makes the supreme sacrifice to save the world, and her character dies in the season finale, yes,” showrunner Clifton Campbell confirmed to TV Line.
Abbie’s death followed the eye popping demise of Joe Corbin (Zach Appelman) just an episode prior. In a tragic turn of events, he died by the hands of his love interest, Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood). However, while Appleman did not close the door on the possibility of Joe popping in the future installments of the show, Campbell divulged that fans should not expect Beharie to reprise the role of Abbie in the forthcoming installments of “Sleepy Hollow”.
“She will not return to the show as Abbie Mills. There’s certainly the possibility, given our really good relationship with Nicole and how much she’s help build us these past three seasons, that reflections of her will be around and that the idea of her will be around is certainly something we’ve all talked about, but not as the character of Abbie Mills,” Campbell revealed.
With Abbie no longer around, the remaining half of the duo, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), is also put in a tricky situation as just after Abbie’s death, he was taken away by the Feds. Given this, fans of the show are wondering where it is trying to go story-wise shall they get a go ahead from Fox for a season 4. Whatever happens, it looks like Campbell and company are ready as they have planted plot points in the season finale more specifically with Ichabod in terms of the mysterious organization which will be a huge part of the future chapters of the series.
“That’s our way in to a season 4 that looks forward to the different understanding about what being a Witness is all about.” Campbell explained.”The organization… is something we’re exploring should we be fortunate enough to have a season 4.”