Construction for Various Sets to Begin in the Courtyard on Sunday, July 28
NEW BERN, NC - July 28, 2013
Tryon Palace visitors will get a sneak peek at FOX's new series "Sleepy Hollow" as construction begins Sunday for various scenes that will be filmed on the grounds July 29-30. Because all scenes will be filmed at night, this unique intersection between North Carolina history and the region's growing film industry will not change operating hours or scheduled tours.
Filming for "Sleepy Hollow" marks the first time Tryon Place has been used as the location for a major studio production.
"We hope this will be the beginning of a productive and profitable relationship with the film industry in our state," said Philippe Lafargue, Acting Director for Tryon Palace. "We are doing everything possible to minimize any visitor impact and are certainly looking forward to seeing the Palace on FOX this fall."
In this modern day twist of Washington Irving's classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen") is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Assisted by young police detective Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie, "Shame," "American Violet"), they work together to triumph over evil. As history repeats itself, the oddly-linked pair will draw on the real stories and hallowed secrets this nation was founded on in their quest to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil. "Sleepy Hollow" is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman ("Hawaii Five-0," "Underworld" and "Total Recall"). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman also directed the pilot.
Scenes for "Sleepy Hollow" that are being filmed at the Palace will primarily take place in the eastern courtyard-between the outer and inner gates-and the smokehouse, located just behind the Kitchen Office. Visitors should expect to see construction in these areas on Sunday, but access to all other areas of the Palace will be open as usual. Additional film crews and related support will start arriving later in the day and parking in the Eden Street lot will become limited through Wednesday.
Support for this project is provided in part by the NC Film Office and the Dept. of Cultural Resources.
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About Sleepy Hollow
What if you suddenly woke up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world is on the brink of destruction, caused by unimaginable events, and you are humanity's last hope? Welcome to "Sleepy Hollow," the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Star Trek" and "Transformers" franchises, "Fringe"). Additional information available at http://www.fox.com/sleepy-hollow.
About Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina's most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor's Palace, North Carolina's first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace's mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.
Tickets and visitor information are available at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources champions North Carolina's creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state's economy. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.