Fox’s modern spin on Sleepy Hollow has already proved to be a consist ratings hit and has now been given a second season after just four episodes have aired.

Tom Mison stars as Ichabod Crane who is mysteriously transported to modern day New York, aside from adjusting to his new surroundings he has to contend with the Headless Horseman who has been reawakened. 

The series started in September in the US and pulled in an impressive 10 million viewers making it Fox’ most watched fall drama debut in six years. Last month Fringe star John Noble was added to the cast in a major role, his episodes as mysterious recluse Henry Parrish have yet to be broadcast but he’s expected to be a recurring character. 

Created by Hawaii Five-0 and Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, this fresh take on a well known story looks like a huge amount of fun and this early renewal is a sign of faith from the network. The creative duo also completed a pass at the script for Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow, they’ll also pen the script for the third Star Trek movie and will handle the reboot of Universal’s Mummy franchise.

Sleepy Hollow will be broadcast on the Universal Channel in the UK from October 9.