Nikki Reed Joins Sleepy Hollow Season 3 As Sexy Betsy Ross

Nikki Reed joins cast of Sleepy Hollow
Nikki Reed is joining Sleepy Hollow Season 3, playing Betsy Ross in the Fox drama. Andrew Toth/FilmMagic

Sleepy Hollow Season 3 is getting even sexier! The Fox historical/supernatural drama is adding Nikki Reed in a brand-new series regular role. The actress joins the already incredibly attractive cast of Tom Mison (pseudo-time-traveling Revolutionary War soldier Ichabod Crane), Nicole Beharie (badass modern-day Det. Abbie Mills), and the rest of the hot, supernatural evil-fighting crew.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reed, 27, will play Betsy Ross — yes, the flag-sewing heroine from your history books — but a “sexy” version of the character “with an unsuspecting physical prowess.” The famous seamstress is also secretly “a dynamic colonial insider, a secret operative within George Washington’s mysterious ring of spies,” THR revealed.

It’s still unclear whether Reed’s first full-time TV gig will see the character — who has already been mentioned as a past love of Mison’s Crane — join the show in the past, as part of the series’ frequent flashbacks, or in the present day.

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Nikki Reed joins Tom Mison (pseudo-time-traveling Revolutionary War soldier Ichabod Crane), Nicole Beharie (badass modern-day Det. Abbie Mills) on Sleepy Hollow. FOX via Getty Images

“We are all very excited to welcome Nikki Reed into the world of Sleepy Hollow,” co-creator Len Wiseman told THR of the casting news. “Nikki’s the perfect choice to bring a smart and sexy edge to our show’s twisted version of American icon Betsy Ross.”

Although the first two seasons of Sleepy Hollow were filmed in Wilmington, N.C., Season 3 is relocating to Atlanta, Ga. — which is where Reed’s new husband, Ian Somerhalder, films The Vampire Diaries.

The couple married in April 2015 after a whirlwind romance. Season 3 of Sleepy Hollow will premiere on Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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