Mark Goffman Steps Down and Leaves Sleepy Hollow in Confusion
Sleepy Hollow’s Executive Producer and point person Mark Goffman has left the show.
He signed an agreement of two-years with CBS Television Networks for supervising new projects at the studio, confirms The Hollywood Reporter.
CBS Television Network Executive Vice President Drama Development, Julie McNamara shows her gratitude to Goffman and welcomes him aboard. McNamara praises Goffman’s previous works and is delighted to have Goffman join their team.
“We are thrilled to be in business with Mark. He is a highly regarded showrunner and has emerged as a unique voice that crosses worlds and genres; we look forward to a successful creative collaboration in the coming years.” – Julie McNamara
Sleepy Hollows, which started quite strong, had a rough season two. The fans were not amused by the new storyline although ratings for season one was high but season two was criticized… A LOT.
At the TCA press tour few months back, Dana Walden told that she loves Tom and Nicole but they are going to wait and then decide what to do with the series. She wants to change the tone of the drama and bring it out of the darker side. She also plans to bring changes to the core of the series.
“We’re excited about some creative changes on the show and bringing it back to something that feels a little bit more episodic in nature, that has closure, and doesn’t feel quite so serialized, the show got a little overly serialized this past season. It’s an epic battle of good and evil. So that has a tendency to want to get a little bit dark. This is all about calibrating the show, not making dramatic changes.”
With Goffman gone, there are two possible case scenarios, either the show comes back with a brand new storyline or it simply will not return. Let’s see how the situation is handled in the coming weeks.