When Fox announced plans to bring back famed action series 24 to television in the form of a limited-series event, many were quick to think the strategy might work for other popular shows that didn’t receive the ending they deserved. So, not to be outdone by their competition, NBC became the first network to follow in Fox’s footsteps by rebooting one of their cult-favorites, Heroes. Word first came down in February thanks to an ominous first teaser trailer that simply featured a title card and the promise of Heroes Reborn in 2015. Since then, little’s been stated by anyone involved in the production, and in regard to possible returning cast members, network president Bob Greenblatt has simply stated “some of the familiar faces from the show are bound to drop in.” Now, thanks to Deadline, today we have our first official word of a returning cast member, and it’s a doozy.
According to the site, fan favorite Jack Coleman aka Noah Bennett, the man with the horn-rimmed glasses, has been confirmed to be returning to the limited-series event.
As for plot details and the specifics of Coleman’s return, everything’s still being kept very hush-hush. Tim Kring hasn’t even gone so far as to reveal if the new episode run will tie at all into the show’s previous mythology. All that’s known, according to Deadline, is the show will “replicate the basic elements of the show’s first season in which ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities.”
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