NBC is bringing back another original cast member of Heroes for their 13 episode limited series follow up Heroes Reborn.
Masi Oka, who played Hiro Nakamura on the original NBC series, is set to reprise the his role in a handful of episodes of Heroes: Reborn in what NBC has characterised as a guest-starring arc. He is the second original cast member that NBC is bringing back for the limited series. Jack Coleman was previously announced to be reprising his role as Noah Bennett.
Heroes Reborn, which is eyed for a Fall premiere on NBC, is envisioned as a follow up to the original series, though the network has yet to confirm any specific plot details. The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. Tim Kring is back as writer/executive producer on the Universal Television produced series.
Oka, who is currently a series regular on the CBS procedural Hawaii Five-0, joins a cast which, in addition to Coleman, also includes Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green. “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”, added Heroes creator and 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.”