April Fools may have come and gone, yet NBC curiously presses on with its elaborate prank that Heroes will return to TV as the revived Heroes Reborn. After the addition of its first returning superpower, former series star Jimmy Jean-Louis will get in on the gag by joining Heroes Reborn to reprise his role as menacing mind-eraser “The Haitian.”
TV returns seem all the rage these days, and while Heroes Reborn technically beat the current crop by months with its 2014 announcement, NBC remains bafflingly adamant it come to fruition. Original series star Masi Oka has been confirmed to return as the time-bending Hiro Nakamura, alongside a slew of new recruits and an apparent fall 2015 airdate.
Initially announced at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, NBC’s Heroes Reborn has had something of a staggered development, between Jack Coleman’s return as Noah Bennett, Chuck star Zachary Levi’s addition, and, well … that’s it. Until now! Once Upon a Time and Pirates star Robbie Kay has joined the Heroes cast, cementing that this thing is definitely still happening. Really!
As somebody regrettably reminded NBC they’d announced ‘Heroes Reborn’ back in 2014, the rebirth of the once-mighty superhero drama continues powering up for its summer premiere. Enter the first trailer-teaser aired during the Super Bowl, as HRG takes on his most fearsome enemy yet: Chuck Bartowski!
We haven’t yet a clear picture of NBC’s forthcoming ‘Heroes Reborn’ reboot (and in truth had hoped they’d forgotten about it), but more and more it seems ‘Chuck’ star Zachary Levi will be leading a brand-new cast. Following earlier uncertainty over the idea, original series star Zachary Quinto has confirmed that his breakout villainous role of Gabriel “Sylar” Gray won’t be ‘Reborn’ among the new ‘Heroes.’
Just when it seemed enough time had past that NBC might simply have forgotten its ill-advised ‘Heroes’ revival ‘Heroes Reborn,’ someone went and reminded them. Following the lone casting of original series star Jack Coleman, the peacock now reports that ‘Chuck’ star Zachary Levi will lead the new incarnation of Tim Kring’s ‘Heroes’ in a major role.
Earlier this week 'Heroes' alum Ali Larter alum became the second original cast member to shoot down the possibility of appearing in NBC's 2015 revival 'Heroes Reborn,' but what of the franchise's arguably most enduring character, that of Zachary Quinto's villainous Sylar? Now, the 'Star Trek' star and 'American Horror Story' vet has officially weighed in on potentially joining NBC's 'Heroes Reborn.'
NBC's proposed 'Heroes' reboot 'Heroes Reborn' has been something of a mystery since its original 2014 Olympic announcement, thus far returning only original series star Jack Coleman to the cast. Prior series lead Milo Ventimiglia previously shot down questions of returning to the role of Peter Petrelli, and it now seems original series star Ali Larter has followed suit.
Last week saw NBC's forthcoming 'Heroes' return, 'Heroes Reborn,' dropping its first real bit of intel since the initial announcement, specifically that series veteran Jack Coleman would return for the new iteration. Now we've learned the NBC revival may end up without one of its most important characters, as Milo Ventimiglia claims he may not return to the role of Peter Petrelli.
The moment NBC announced that 'Heroes' would return in 2015 with 'Heroes Reborn,' we had to wonder how much of the original super-powered series would factor into the revival, and how much had simply been dusted off to counter the similarly-reborn '24: Live Another Day.' Now, the NBC superhero drama has confirmed its first bit of casting, returning Jack Coleman to the role of HRG, better known as Claire's father Noah Bennett.