I just watched the show, and this thing is seriously the coolest thing I've seen on TV since the premiere of Once Upon a Time.
Orci and Kurtzman have channeled their inner Tim Burton and mashed together his takes on Dark Shadows and Sleepy Hollow to create a dramatic thrill ride that has the potential to be on the air for a very long time if FOX gives it the support it deserves.
It's not just Orci and Kurtzman. I noticed that Len Wiseman (of Underworld
fame) was listed among the creators/producers--and also directed the pilot.
(By coincidence, Syfy was rerunning Underworld: Evolution
, also directed by Wiseman, at the same time!)
Did anyone else notice that they've basically mashed together two
Washington Irving stories: Sleepy Hollow and
Rip Van Winkle.