Bones may be entering its 11th season on October 1st, just as Sleepy Hollow is kicking off its third year, but the casts and plots of the two disparate series will intertwine for the first time in a crossover event on October 29th. Sure, Bones is about modern science and Sleepy Hollow is about anachronisms and American mythology, but when it all comes down to it, both teams are tasked with solving murder mysteries. It might not make all that much sense on the surface but the following crossover details make the two-hour event sound fun, at the very least.
Here are the particulars:
THE WORLDS OF THE DEAD AND THE UNDEAD COLLIDE IN A “BONES” AND “SLEEPY HOLLOW” CROSSOVER EVENT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, ON FOX
Just in time for Halloween, the scientific world of BONES meets the supernatural world of SLEEPY HOLLOW in a crossover event to thrill the living, the dead and everything in between, airing Thursday, Oct. 29. On BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), the grisly discovery of human remains lead Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) on a hunt for clues, during which they encounter Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), searching for answers of their own. Realizing that they are after the same evidence, they team up to solve the mystery. Then, immediately following on SLEEPY HOLLOW (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the intrigue continues as Ichabod’s old nemesis is back from the dead. Ichabod and Abbie need advanced forensic help and expertise to stop him and turn to Brennan and Booth to unlock 18th century secrets using 21st century science.
“When the idea came about to create this crossover event for fans, our writers’ room was immediately energized,” said Clifton Campbell, executive producer and showrunner of SLEEPY HOLLOW. “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.”
“The BONES/SLEEPY HOLLOW crossover is like 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,” said Michael Peterson, executive producer of BONES. “Put them together, and it’s going to be a great two-hour event that fans of both programs are going to love.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how the characters work together and perhaps even clash, especially since Dr. Brennan still seems to struggle with the finer details of social interaction and Ichabod is still occasionally confounded by modern contrivances. Honestly, the more interesting thing will be to see how season three of Sleepy Hollow is received after new showrunner Clifton Campbell is done trimming the fat.
Are you psyched for the crossover event, or do you think each series should stick to its own haunting grounds? Let us know in the comments!