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Get ready to have your mind blown… (well, in this case, read)… as a favorite “Hero” will be returning to reprise his role in the upcoming NBC series ‘Heroes Reborn.’ Greg Grunberg, otherwise known as detective Matt Parkman, is officially on board to appear for an unspecified episode count in a “guest star arc.”

Grunberg will be joining fellow returning ‘Heroes’ Jack Coleman (who will be reprising his role as Noah Bennet aka HRG), Mai Oka (reprising his role as Hiro Namamura) and Jimmy Jean-Louis as The Haitian.

Those familiar with the original 2006 NBC series may remember that Parkman started off as the good hearted police officer who tried multiple times to become a detective before realizing he had the power to read minds. His mental powers increased as the seasons went on and soon he was able to exert a type of mind control over other people in addition to his increased telepathic abilities.

How Grunberg’s character will factor into ‘Heroes Reborn’ is unknown especially since this new series will be centering on a new set of humans with powers.  From the sound of the synopsis below, the show will be going back to its original premise (at least where HRG is concerned):

The supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await these newly empowered allies as they cross paths with some of the original characters unlocking the mysterious fate of the universe and their place within it.

Unfortunately when it comes to the original characters the synopsis mentions, it doesn’t include Zachary Quinto as he’s passed on the project or Hayden Panettierre who was not asked to return.


Apparently at the NBC upfronts, an unreleased trailer for the show was screened which stated many of the original show’s characters were hiding or dead with a shot of Clair Bennet’s face on a memorial. Whether this is just a rouse and Clair is actually in hiding but HRG wants the world to think she is dead (after all, she is immortal) or is actually dead will have to wait to be seen when the series airs.

Among the cast of new Heroes the show will introduce will be Zachary Levi, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Toru Uchikado, Eve Harlow and Gatlin Green.

‘Heroes Reborn’ is currently in production so expect to see more news as the weeks come!

Heroes Reborn will air Thursdays at 8pm on NBC this fall.

Source: EW