NBC’s ‘Heroes Reborn’ Still Happening, Now With ‘Orphan Black’ Guy
Whether or not you subscribe to the theory that NBC’s Heroes Reborn revival is anything more than an elaborate prank on all television (and how could it not be?), its purported casting has been solid. Fresh off Orphan Black Season 3, Dylan Bruce is the latest to join NBC’s questionable Heroes reboot, in you guessed it, a mysterious role.
Deadline broke the timely news of Bruce’s casting, with the predictable caveat that details of the actors role remain under wraps. You’re warned of Orphan Black Season 3 spoilers from this past Saturday’s “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” from here on out, but suffice to say, announcing Bruce’s Heroes presence any earlier might have given away a certain explosive end.
So reads the official Heroes Reborn logline:
From original creator Tim Kring, the supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await these newly empowered allies as they cross paths with some of the original characters (such as the beloved “HRG” and fan-favorite time-traveler Hiro Nakamura), unlocking the mysterious fate of the universe and their place within it.
In addition to Chuck / Thor: the Dark World star Zachary Levi, Heroes Reborn boasts among its cast Once Upon A Time villain Robbie Kay, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green. Returning from the original cast thus far are Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Jack Coleman (Noah Bennet), Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura) and Jimmy-Jean Louis (The Haitian).
Past series leads Zachary Quinto, Ali Larter and Milo Ventimiglia all previously shot down the possibility of returning to the Heroes franchise, along with Nashville star and series alum Hayden Panettiere.
Heroes Reborn will “premiere” on Thursdays this fall at 8:00 P.M., assuming NBC is really that cruel.