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."

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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