HEROES REBORN: First Images Reveal Zachary Levi’s New Character
NBC has released the first images for Heroes Reborn. The Heroes follow-up chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. The series stars returning castmembers Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, Jimmy Jean-Louis as The Haitian and Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet, aka The Man in Horn Rimmed Glasses. Oka, Jean-Louis and Coleman are joined by newcomers Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green.
The images feature Coleman as a very stressed out HRG, as well as a first look at two new characters: Levi as Luke Collins and Sukezane as Miko Otomo. The names are new, but we still don’t know whether these new folks are friends or foe, or what their extraordinary abilities may be. However, the pictures do a pretty great job of introducing them. Each image has a distinct visual style, and while I can’t say for certain as I haven’t see the pilot, they all seem to offer some pretty clear insight into the mental states of the characters.
Here’s the official trailer and synopsis for Heroes Reborn.
The saga behind the 2006 breakout series “Heroes” will continue this fall as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept.
This highly anticipated 13-episode event series will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season, where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities.
Original cast member Jack Coleman will reprise his role as H.R.G., Jimmy Jean-Louis returns as The Haitian, and Masi Oka will be back as Hiro Nakamura. Also joining the cast are Zachary Levi (of NBC’s “Chuck” and the Marvel franchise “Thor”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″), Kiki Sukezane (“Death Yankee 3″), Henry Zebrowski (NBC’s “A to Z”) and Gatlin Green (“Criminal Minds”).
With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the premiere that will introduce new characters and storylines that will take the “Heroes” phenomenon to new places. NBC’s digital platforms, as well as Hulu and video-on-demand, will debut the online prequel to the series prior to the show’s premiere.
Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton will serve as executive producers.