Heroes: Reborn is adding another original cast member to its 13-episode event series! Can you guess who it is?
Entertainment Weekly reports that Greg Grunberg — who played telepathic cop Matt Parkman on four seasons of the original NBC series — is officially joining the cast of the series revival. He’ll be reuniting with Masi Oka as fan-fave character Hiro Nakamura, Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet (aka HRG) and Jimmy Jean-Louis, who is set to return as The Haitian. Grunberg (who we'll also see in a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will appear in a guest-starring stint (he'll have a "guest star arc") alongside new cast member Zachary Levi (Chuck).
Grunberg has never hidden the fact that he wanted to return to the series,saying just last year:
"Well, you know, it’d be great to use that cop character as an investigative tool to find new people with power. I’m excited as a fan, to see what happens. If I can be a part of this, I would jump at the chance…None of us have been notified. We have no idea what’s going on. They hinted that they might use some of the old characters to move story and plot. I think the fans or whoever was watching the show before, which was the world, really wants closure. I don’t know how they would do this without using some of the main characters. I hope that they include me."
Looks like he got his wish. Are you looking forward to seeing Matt Parkman again on Heroes Reborn? New cast members include Judi Shekoni (EastEnders), Henry Zebrowski (A to Z), Robbie Kay (Once Upon a Time), Ryan Guzman (Pretty Little Liars), Toru Uchikado and Kiki Sukezane, as well as Zachari Levi.