Hayden Panettiere will not be making a return to the NBC miniseries “Heroes Reborn” slated for 2015 and will consist of a 13-episode stand-alone story arc. After four seasons as Claire Bennet, Hayden has yet to be contacted in regards to the upcoming reboot.

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“Well, it was a shock to me, and, in fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it, and, I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that.

I think it’s a whole new set of characters. Who knows? It’s a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, ‘That was our show, our home, our family,’ something that we had a major part in creating as well, and, I mean, I hope that they don’t have somebody else playing our characters, that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure.”

NBC will launch a digital series ahead of the premiere to introduce new characters and storylines. Timothy Kring, the series creator, will return to the helm of the miniseries, though at this point, very little is known of the casting or direction he plans to take.

So what are your thoughts, Faithful Followers? Personally, I enjoyed Claire’s story arc, “Save the cheerleader, save the world.” I am also at a bit of a loss for why Kring decided not to include Panettiere.

Will any of our favorite characters make a comeback? And will you, the viewer, be just as happy with a completely new set of characters? Leave your thoughts in the comments section and tell us what you think!

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Source: Cosmopolitan