Ichabod Crane has a new partner: True Blood and The Gates’ Janina Gavankar has landed a recurring role in the the upcoming fourth season of FOX’s Sleepy Hollow.

Gavankar will play a character named Diana, a single mom and former military officer who’s currently a Special Agent for Homeland Security.

She’s got a tough, take-charge personality, punctuated by a wry sense of humor, but she also has a softer, more caring side which emerges when she’s with her young daughter. Initially she doesn’t believe in the supernatural, and that creates conflicts with Crane. They also clash because they have different ways of approaching missions:

While he’s methodical and research-focused, she’s active and task-oriented, which is reflective of her military training. She rarely talks about the father of her child—a person she cared for, even though she never saw a life together with him—but she’s fiercely devoted to her daughter and will do anything to protect her, an instinct Crane appreciates. After her partner goes down in the line of duty, she and Crane will find common ground in their shared sense of loss. And the two of them will quickly realize they have another important point of connection — though not one anyone would expect at first.



1. marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated. 

2. (of a linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present-day usage except to suggest the older time, as in religious rituals or historical novels.

3. forming the earliest stage; prior to full development. 

4. (often initial capital letter) pertaining to or designating the style of the fine arts, especially painting and sculpture, developed in Greece from the middle 7th to the early 5th century b.c., chiefly characterised by an increased emphasis on the human figure in action, naturalistic proportions and anatomical structure, simplicity of volumes, forms, or design, and the evolution of a definitive style for the narrative treatment of subject matter. 

5. primitive; ancient; old. 

Etymology: from Greek archaïkós, “antiquated, old-fashioned”, equivalent to archaî(os), “old”.

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