SLEEPY HOLLOW: Alex Kurtzman Teases the Return of John Noble’s Henry Parrish
December 6, 2013 by Marisa Roffman
SLEEPY HOLLOW introduced us to John Noble’s Henry Parrish — AKA the “sin eater” — a few episodes back, but as Noble teased, Henry will play a bigger part in the final arc of the show’s freshman season.
“[Noble's] character, Henry Parrish, spent a good portion of his recent years kind of locked away in a dark room because he’s so afraid of the gift he’s been given,” SLEEPY HOLLOW executive producer Alex Kurtzman pointed out. “And like Abbie and Crane who have been handed this impossible duty, and haven’t exactly known what to do with it, he’s been frightened of the same things and what he’s found himself capable of. And didn’t know exactly how to apply it for good — he didn’t know what to do with it. And meeting Abbie and Crane, and ultimately being able to be the one who separated Crane from the Horseman, it begins to show Henry how necessary he is to the fight against evil, and it gives him a sense of purpose, just like Abbie and Crane are finding theirs. So he will become one of their co-warriors against everything that’s going to be hitting them as they reach the end of the season.”
Of course, the addition of Henry means that the team is adding yet another “misfit” to their ragtag group of world-saviors.
“Everybody wants to root for the underdog, and our gang is the ultimate collection of underdogs: not only do they have to keep the biggest secret on the planet, but they have to work together despite being really different,” Kurtzman laughed. “It’s been really fun to play out the growing relationships between them and all the permutations [of the team] — sometimes there are pairings that are starting to emerge that are really interesting, and it’s just really nice to get to know all of these people.”
SLEEPY HOLLOW airs Mondays at 9 PM on Fox.