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Nikki Reed Joins 'Sleepy Hollow' as Betsy Ross

"Sleepy Hollow" has found its Betsy Ross in Nikki Reed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the show, the famous seamstress -- who legendarily designed the first American flag --  is a secret operative within George Washington's spy ring. She has also been namedropped as Ichabod's former flame throughout the first two seasons. Reed will play the character as a series regular.

"We are all very excited to welcome Nikki Reed into the world of 'Sleepy Hollow,'" co-creator and executive producer Len Wiseman said in a statement. "Nikki's the perfect choice to bring a smart and sexy edge to our show's twisted version of American icon, Betsy Ross."

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Reed's past credits include "Twilight," "The O.C." and "Thirteen."

Starring Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, "Sleepy Hollow" returns to Fox on October 1 at 9 pm EST.

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