We’ve met Sleepy Hollow‘s versions of historical figures like George Washington and Ben Franklin; now the Fox drama is about to remember the ladies.
Michelle Trachtenberg has been cast as founding mother Abigail Adams, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The Buffy the Vampire vet will play the First Lady — her husband was John Adams, America’s second president — in an upcoming episode.
In addition to being the second FLOTUS, Abigail was mother to future President John Quincy Adams and an early advocate of equal rights for women.
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In typical Sleepy fashion, we’ll learn that Abigail had a secret life that involved Katrina Crane. (Ooh, maybe Mrs. Adams hung out with the Sisterhood of the Radiant Heart from time to time?)
Trachtenberg’s TV resume also includes stints on Gossip Girl, Weeds, Criminal Minds and NCIS: Los Angeles. She recently played Marina Oswald in National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy.