Details on the Sleepy Hollow and Bones Crossover

Sleepy Hollow Bones crossoverIt’s happening. The epic Sleepy Hollow and Bones crossover will air as a two-part special right before Halloween, on October 29.

According to a report by Variety, Fox confirmed the special episodes during the TCA press tour last Thursday. The network also revealed some plot details to whet viewers’ appetites for this intriguing combination of genres.

The first part will be a Bones episode with Brennan and Booth hunting for clues after finding mysterious human remains. As their search progresses, they cross paths with Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills on a similar mission. They eventually find out that they are both after the same evidence and so they join forces to solve the mystery.

This will be followed by a Sleepy Hollow episode where Ichabod’s former nemesis has returned from the grave and is wreaking havoc. The only way to end the chaos is to use advanced forensic expertise and that’s where Brennan and Booth come in, joining a quest to “unlock 18th century secrets using 21st century science.”

Sleepy Hollow executive producer and showrunner Clifton Clifton Campbell gave Variety some background on the special:

“When the idea came about to create this crossover event for fans, our writers’ room was immediately energized. The creative freedom to merge these two worlds which, at face value, seem so different, but at their core have such striking similarities — mystery, intrigue and methodical deduction, wrapped up in such strong character partnerships — was a challenge that we all welcomed, and we believe that fans of both series will be very satisfied by the result. It was a terrific collaborative experience across the board, and we are eager to see the fan reaction to Ichabod and Abbie working alongside Brennan and Booth.”

Bones executive producer Michael Peterson compared the crossover to a “great episode of The X-Files where the Bones hour is the Scully, logic-based perspective and the Sleepy Hollow hour is more Fox Mulder-esque.”

“Put them together,” he went on, “and it’s going to be a great two-hour event that fans of both programs are going to love.”

Don’t miss the big Sleepy Hollow/Bones special on October 29 on Fox.