Orlando Jones, who plays Captain Frank Irving on the cult Fox series, “Sleepy Hollow,” personifies the new relationship that exists between stars/producers and fans in the era of engagement-based television. He’s taken the trouble to master the practices, values and traditions of his fan community and he reaches out to them via social media every week, helping to forge strong group support around his program. In this wrap-up conversation, we talk with Jones about fandom and the future of television, asking him to reflect on the ways social media is changing the relations between creators and audiences and to share some of his perspectives as a television performer about the ways his medium is changing in response to digital and mobile technologies.
Since securing a role in the hit Fox series, Jones created his own Tumblr blog – The Tumblr Experiment – and is very active on Twitter. Jones interacts and connects with his fans in a way that very few actors do. “My approach to fan engagement is born from a genuine appreciation for the evolving and essential relationship between fans and creators,” Jones explains. “I am truly a fan of our fans. The fact that I’m involved in a creative enterprise that stimulates the creativity of others and inspires them to create transformative works of their own through fan art, fan fiction and more is one of the most rewarding aspects of what I do.”
Norman Reedus wants people to think that he’s an honest, community minded family man. But Norman Reedus carries a Strykezone 380 crossbow and murders innocent zombies. Norman Reedus takes his character Darryl Dixon’s signature crossbow home everyday after filming and several squirrels in Norman Reedus’ neighborhood are now missing their signature nuts.
After Merle’s death Darryl Dixon played by Norman Reedus bonded with Rick to make supply runs while every African American cast member on his show the Walking Dead was systematically murdered.
And in season 4 Norman Reedus got drunk on moonshine and played “Never Have I Ever” with Beth. Then he joined another group of bandits at the crossroads and gave up trying to find her. I’m not telling you these things because Norman Reedus is running for public office. I’m telling you this because he’s beating this shit out of me in the Zap2it Social Media Showdown bracket poll and I want to talk shit about that motherf*&ker.
Orlando Jones is getting out of Sleepy Hollow for a trip to East L.A. EW has learned exclusively that the Sleepy fan favorite is set…
Why the freak is Trollando Jones appearing on a web series on Hulu? Were there no movie roles left for bug eyed black dudes? Has he pissed off TPTB at Fox with his social media shenanigans?
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Mark, you’re not writing down what I said. For the 20th time…
When Irving is in the asylum Macey sets up a Tumblr account called FreeFrankIrving.tumblr.com and Ichabod starts writing Zombie George Washington fic. Then Abbie has a sexy dream about her and Ichabod and Katrina that will be foreshadowing for later in the season when they’re captured by the demon Eros.