Heroes Reborn is going through some changes. The reboot has added several actors to its cast and moved its premiere date. Originally, the show was supposed to debut this summer, but the network's decided to push it back.
NBC has bumped the series to fall 2015. That means it will face heavy competition from the season's regular programming. Perhaps that's why they've brought in one of Heroes' most notable stars, Masi Oka. Oka portrayed Hiro Nakamura, who alongside Milo Ventimiglia's Peter Petrelli and Hayden Panettiere's Claire Bennet, were the faces of the original series.
“I’m excited to return to my Heroes roots,” said Oka. “Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.” Heroes creator Tim Kring also chimed in, “We are thrilled to have Masi back in the Heroes family. The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series’ success, and a gigantic fan favorite. We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again.”
Oka won't be the only old-school actor in the mix. He'll join Jack Coleman, who's reprising his role as Noah Bennet (the man in the horn-rimmed glasses). The duo will usher in a group of newcomers including Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green.
Heroes Reborn is a limited series event that will run for 13 episodes.
Will you tune in for Oka/Hiro's return?