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With ‘Heroes’ returning with new characters and a new series titiled ‘Heroes Reborn,’ we have all been wondering if there would be any of the original characters returning. Turns out there will be at least one. Jack Coleman (‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Spawn’) who played HRG (the Horn-Rimmed Glasses man, or Noah Bennett if you’d prefer his real name) on the original series has just signed on to be a cast member on NBC’s 13-episode series that will be rebooting the show. I wonder if this might somehow give us a return of Hayden Panettiere (‘Scream 4’, ‘Nashville’) as his daughter Claire Bennett even though she originally didn’t know about the series. You never know what may have changed over time.

Previously, when talking about the show, NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said that “some of the familiar faces from the show are bound to drop in” and this is the first confirmation of one of those characters. No word on the rest of the original cast short of Zachary Quinto (‘Star Trek Into Darkness’,’ American Horror Story’) who is a bit busy these days to return in the role of Sylar or Milo Ventimiglia (‘The Divide’, ‘Gamer’) to return as Peter.

Are you happy to hear about the return of the Man in the Horn-Rimmed Glasses? Do you think we’ll be seeing a few more characters show up as either series regulars or cameos? Share your thoughts on who else should return below!


The saga behind the 2006 breakout series Heroes will continue as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept. This highly anticipated 13-episode miniseries will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities. This series will be preceded by a new digital series that will introduce audiences to the new characters and story lines that will take the Heroes phenomenon to new places.

Source: Deadline