Exploring fandom, social media, and producer/fan interactions: An interview with "Sleepy Hollow"'s Orlando Jones

  • Lucy Bennett Independent
  • Bertha Chin
Keywords: Fan fiction, Tumblr, Twitter


Orlando Jones, an American film and television writer, producer, and actor who currently plays Captain Frank Irving in Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, provides an intriguing example of how producers and fans can engage in a receptive and dynamic relationship through social media, most specifically through Twitter and Tumblr. We interviewed Jones to ascertain how a regular in a popular television show perceives and maintains this form of communication with fans; how his enthusiasm for fan studies has unfolded; and how he has negotiated and managed fan controversy.