Assuming Fox or any other network picks up Sleepy Hollow for a fourth season, there is the mystery of who will be taking Abbie's place as the Second Witness. Since the death of Abbie Mills — played excellently for three seasons by Nicole Beharie — the main topic of discussion regarding the supernatural show has been its very survival.
Yet, let's imagine that Sleepy Hollow is picked up for a fourth season. Who can fill the spot of the Witness left open by Abbie's death? Who can be the bearer of Abbie's soul? Here are some actresses who, in my opinion, can step into the role of the Second Witness alongside Tom Mison's Ichabod Crane in Season 4 of Sleepy Hollow.
1. Gugu Mbatha-Raw
She played opposite Will Smith in Concussion. The 32-year-old British actress would fill Abbie's shoes perfectly. Both beautiful and graceful on screen, if Sleepy Hollow can get her, she'd be great!
2. Cynthia Addai-Robinson
She's played a tyrant on CW's Arrow and a warrior on Spartacus. She's beautiful, talented, and a great fit to play opposite Tom Mison in Sleepy Hollow. Cynthia was born in London, England. She moved to the US when she was 4 years old and was raised by her mother outside Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater. For her role as a warrior, Cynthia received Navy Seal and New Zealand Special Forces training during the filming of Spartacus: War of the Damned.
3. Meagan Good
Her resume sports a lot of experience in film and television. She can fill the role of the Second Witness opposite Ichabod Crane with ease. The 34-year-old California native began acting at the age of 4, so I think it's safe to say she has plenty of experience in her chosen craft.
If the role of the Second Witness has to evolve into a younger version, I feel comfortable with Zendaya in the role. The 19-year-old was recently cast in the new Spider-Man movie opposite Tom Holland, so it's safe to say her career is skyrocketing upwards. Sleepy Hollow would be a great addition to her acting resume.
5. Amandla Stenberg
Sleepy Hollow doesn't need to go far to find a talented replacement. Amanda plays Macey Irving, the daughter of Captain Frank Irving. Her return as a Witness could make sense since she was a victim of supernatural magic in Season 1. Amandla's return as Macey wouldn't be a bad thing for the show, and it would expand the universe from within by linking Abbie's soul to Macey Irving. The 17-year-old Amandla is best known for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games. She often speaks out against bigotry and racism for young girls everywhere.
As of April 18, 2016 there is still no word from Fox on if they will cancel Sleepy Hollow. There is a slight chance that Hulu or Netflix may buy the rights to the show and Season 4 if Fox pulls the plug. Stay tuned for more news!