“And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.”
King James Version (KJV)
23:8 He had been long desirous to see him - Out of mere curiosity.
Lu 23:8 Herod . . . was exceeding glad. That he might gratify his curiosity to see Jesus. This was the Herod who had murdered John the Baptist.