Nikki Reed & Shannyn Sossamon Are Regulars in Sleepy Hollow!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // July 22, 2015

Nikki Reed, Betsy Ross, Sleepy Hollow

Twilight Nikki Reed has been cast as Betsy Ross and Moonlight Shannyn Sossamon cast as Pandora in Sleepy Hollow!

Looks like the honeymoon is over for The Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder now that Nikki Reed has been cast as series regular Betsy Ross in Sleepy Hollow!

Sleepy Hollow‘s third season is expanding their cast with two former blood suckers. Nikki Reed, best known for her role as vampire Rosalie Hale in the Twilight vampire saga, will be a series regular in the role of Betsy Ross, and Shannyn Sossamon, who played original vampire Coraline/Morgan in CBS’ Moonlight series as Mick St. John’s wife, will also be a series regular in the role of Pandora.

Considering this is Sleepy Hollow, Betsy Ross and Pandora are both different from what you might currently know about them from your history and/or literature classes. For Betsy Ross, our American flag’s first seamstress, and who is also Ichabod Crane’s ex-girlfriend, the producer’s were looking for something a little more sexy and badass.

Betsy Ross description for Sleepy Hollow

Think more Angelina Jolie than frumpy Martha Stewart — a kickass Mrs. Smith to Ichabod Crane’s Mr. Smith. … [Betsy] is ruthless, smart and fearless, adjusting to blend in to whatever the situation demands, from demure handmaiden to honeypot to cutthroat spy.


Shannyn Sossamon’s character of Pandora is described as “a mysterious new presence in Sleepy Hollow who seeks assistance from Witnesses Ichabod and Abbie.”

Currently Shannyn is also playing Theresa Burke in the FOX series Wayward Pines. Her previous roles besides Wayward Pines and Moonlight have also included Alex on “Mistresses” and Gingy Wu in the HBO series “How to Make it in America.”

Some of Nikki‘s previous roles, in addition to Twilight, have included Molly Larusa in “Justice” and Sadie Campbell in “The O.C.”

After getting married on April 26, 2015, it looks like it’s back-to-work time for the Somerhalders, Ian in The Vampire Diaries and Nikki in Sleepy Hollow!

The Vampire Diaries season 7 returns Thursday, October 8th, 2015, at 8/7c, on The CW and Sleepy Hollow season 3 returns Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9/8c on FOX!



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