Sleepy Hollow seems a little nervous about making so many changes to its coming season. Losing Orlando Jones, gaining Nikki Reed, a brand-new showrunner, an almost too-logical crossover with Bones…it could all feel like a bit much. So the show is making a standard move, the same one that you do when you’re going through some life changes and needing reassurance: You call up an old fling and ask them what they’re doing these days. TV Guide reports the series is bringing back Zach Appelman, who plays Joe Corbin, for a recurring role in the new season.
Corbin, who was last seen being cured of that pesky “turning into a Wendigo” condition, will be returning to work more closely with Jenny, in what is presumably a fairly substantial storyline. New showrunner Clifton Campbell explains it thusly:
Jenny and Joe are going to track down a lot of things that are going to help Abbie and Crane, and in doing so really do a deep dive on their past and their connections to each other. It allows Jenny and Joe to be more operative and on their feet in their support and help of Abbie and Crane and fills out the gang in a much more interesting, emotional way.
There’s no indication of just how the two will explore their connections to each other, but given this show’s particular brand of crazy, we’re going to go ahead and assume it has something to do with both characters being huge fans of Boggle. I mean, sure, there are complicated backstories, tangled pasts, and overarching mythology. But it’ll probably be about a shared love for Boggle.