Aunjanue Ellis at TIFF Bell Lightbox - Photos by: Sam Santos | George Pimentel Photography
Aunjanue Ellis at TIFF Bell Lightbox - Photos by: Sam Santos | George Pimentel Photography

Aunjanue Ellis has joined the cast of  "Sleepy Hollow," playing another surprising figure from Abbie's (Nicole Beharie's) past, playing her mother.

Time sure flies, with Aunjanue Ellis now playing Nicole Beharie's mother on screen.

Fans of the hit FOX TV series will know that Abbie and her sister Jenny (played by Lyndie Greenwood) were both taken from their mother, Lori, as children, because of Lori's mental condition, and become part of the foster care system. The girls thought their mother was crazy and possibly dangerous, and that she killed herself years prior. However, new information is revealed in the new season that will link the sisters with the truth about their mother, as played by Aunjanue Ellies.

The casting was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

BEllis will also next appear in the BET miniseries "Book of Negroes," which she stars in.  

"Sleepy Hollow" returns for Season 2 on Monday, September 22 at 9/8c on Fox.

Orlando Jones also co-stars.