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1st look at Fringe's John Noble as Sleepy Hollow's Sin Eater

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Oct 15, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT (Updated)

The gothic, supernatural series Sleepy Hollow has become a surprise mainstream hit this year — but that doesn’t mean they won’t be bringing in some sci-fi favorites to keep the genre fans happy.

We’d heard a while back that Fringe’s John Noble would be heading to the cursed little town this season, and now we finally have our first look at him in action. We’re happy to say his character definitely has that foreboding, Walter Bishop vibe.

It’s possible his introduction could relate to an upcoming storyline that has been teased, which could release Ichabod from the curse that ties him to the Horseman. Traditionally, a “Sin Eater” is someone who takes on the sins of someone — so we’re curious to see how that’ll work out in the Hollow-verse.

It'll also be nice to have Noble back on the small screen in a sci-fi role. Sleepy Hollow looks like it could be Fox's genre successor to Fringe (albeit as a much bigger hit), and his certain brand of awesome should be a nice fit for this surprisingly good series.

Check out the footage above and let us know what you think. Sleepy Hollow airs Monday nights on Fox.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)