The appearance of Greg Grunberg’s Matt Parkman in some behind the scenes materials should have been a hint… and now it’s happening for sure: Greg Grunberg, a.k.a. Matt Parkman, is back for a guest role Heroes Reborn, according to EW.
NBC has confirmed that Heroes Reborn will air Thursdays at 8PM this Fall, and there’s some other cool news too: They have released the first three photos and the title for the new show’s first episode!
With NBC announcing their Fall 2015 schedule today (and rumors pointing to Thursdays for Heroes Reborn), we’ve noticed the network has updated their description for the show.
As always with this secretive project, no character details are available.
NBC will be announcing their Fall 2015 schedule in less than two weeks; hopefully there will be a new Heroes Reborn trailer released around that time, too!
Two more actors have joined Heroes Reborn, according to Deadline.
The latest actors to join up on the series, which will premiere this Fall on NBC, are Francesca Eastwood (Jersey Boys) and Pruitt Taylor Vince (The Mentalist, True Blood).
Before you need to ask: Eastwood’s real-life father is who you think he is, and her mother Frances Fisher is quite accomplished as well. In addition to Jersey Boys, you might have seen her in Mrs. Eastwood & Company. As for Mr. Taylor Vince, he is a veteran of MANY genre shows in addition to the two mentioned above, including The Walking Dead.
Eastwood will play a “manipulative young woman” while Vince is expected to play “an assuming but persuasive guy.”
Rya Kihlstedt, whose credits include Dexter and Nashville, is the latest series regular addition to Heroes Reborn.
Don’t expect to see Peter Petrelli on Heroes Reborn.
Heroes Reborn star Zachary Levi Tweeted a photo tonight of the cast, undoubtedly assembling somewhere for the new show, which will shoot in Toronto.
HIRO IS BACK! And we have an official airing start date for Heroes Reborn!
While we give our apologies for not posting as soon as the news came out – we were in the middle of a Flash interview with Mark Hamill – we’re happy to share this news, which NBC has confirmed with a press release. The release can be found below:
MASI OKA TO RETURN AS HIRO NAKAMURA ON NBC’S ‘HEROES REBORN’
“Heroes Reborn” to Debut in Fall 2015
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 27, 2015 – Masi Oka (NBC’s “Heroes,” “Hawaii Five-0”) will reprise his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as Hiro Nakamura for a guest-starring arc of episodes on NBC’s new event series “Heroes Reborn,” which will premiere in fall 2015.
“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.”
“We are thrilled to have Masi back in the ‘Heroes’ family,” said creator/executive producer Tim Kring. “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 can currently be seen in the role of the eccentric Coroner on the hit series “Hawaii Five-0.” He has also recurred on NBC’s “Scrubs” and Fox’s “Luis” and guest-starred on “Without a Trace,” “Joey,” “Reba,” “Still Standing,” “Will & Grace,” “Yes, Dear” and “The Gilmore Girls.” Oka recently appeared in the feature film “JOBS” and is stepping behind the camera on the feature-film adaption of the worldwide phenomenon Japanese Anime “Deathnote,” which he will produce with VIZ Productions, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee. He starred in the feature-film remake “Get Smart” and its companion DVD release, “Get Smarter.” His other feature film credits include “Along Came Polly,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” and “Friends with Benefits.”
With a background in improvisation, Oka has appeared at the Groundlings, ImprovOlympics, Second City and guest starred as various characters on “Punk’d,” “Reno 911” and “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” He is working with Yoshimoto to bring the famed Second City to Japan and thereby introducing American improv to that market. Oka also works behind the scenes as an advisor to JETRO and a cultural envoy to the U.S. Embassy, bridging the gap between Japan and Hollywood in the arts and business. After graduating Brown University with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Theatre Arts minor, Oka pursued an acting career while taking his first job at George Lucas’ Oscar-winning special effects house Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) providing technology for groundbreaking effects for more than 30 films. Oka’s strong background in computer science laid the groundwork for his starting Mobius Digital, a gaming company that has successfully launched several apps with more in development. He sits on the Celebrity Cabinet of the American Red Cross. Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Los Angeles at age six, where he currently resides.
From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who imagined the original critically-acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, comes “Heroes Reborn,” an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. The cast includes Jack Coleman (“Heroes”), Zachary Levi (NBC’s “Chuck”), 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”).
Produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television, “Heroes Reborn” will air in fall 2015 on NBC. NBC’s digital platforms, as well as Hulu and video-on-demand, will debut an online prequel to the series prior to the show’s premiere. Joining Kring are executive producers James Middleton and Peter Elkoff.
Two more actors have joined Heroes Reborn, per Deadline.
Ryan Guzman (Pretty Little Liars) is playing what might be a “former military guy” while Gatlin Green has been cast as what Deadline is assuming to be a “sweet, popular girl.”
A lot of casting news that’s come the last few days means that filming’s got to be starting soon!