Segments have been filmed in Havelock, New Bern

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 08:00 PM.

A spokesperson for the series said that, at this time, no one has talked about changing the production location of the show for the second season.

The show will continue to film its first season at three sound stages at Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios and at locations across the region. First season production should wrap by Christmas, said Bill Vassar, the studios’ executive vice president.

“This renewal means the show will continue to grow, and we are excited because that means more jobs for the area,” Vassar said.

The show employs between 175 and 250 local crew members, depending on daily production requirements, according to the Wilmington Regional Film Commission.

Thursday’s renewal comes as the series continues its impressive ratings streak. The third episode, which aired Monday, attracted 7.9 million viewers and a 3.0 rating in the key 18 to 49 age demographic (or 3 percent of all viewers in that age group). The pilot episode, which aired Sept. 16, was the most-watched Fox drama premiere since 2006 with 10.1 million people tuning in and a 3.5 18 to 49 rating. In Thursday’s announcement, Fox revealed that more than 22 million viewers have watched the pilot episode since its premiere across various platforms, including on-demand and online streaming services.

The series is a genre-bending revisionist spin on Washington Irving’s classic tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” that pulls Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and the Headless Horseman through time to the present day where they become the leading forces for good and evil in the beginning days of the apocalypse. Orlando Jones and Katia Winter also star.

The show’s fourth episode airs at 9 p.m. Monday on Fox. Due to baseball coverage, the series will take a two-week hiatus beginning Oct. 21 and will return Nov. 4, according to the network.



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