NBC has added another familiar face to ‘Heroes Reborn‘ as Cristine Rose (‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘What Women Want’) is set to return as Angela Petrelli! On the original series Angela had the ability to see the future while dreaming and was the mother of Peter and Nathan Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia and Adrian Pasdar respectively). What is interesting is at this time neither of her sons are said to be returning to the cast, though that could change by the time we actually see the show air. Of course, Ventimiglia has said that Peter would not be making a comeback on the series so I’m curious as to how they’ll be explaining away their lack of appearing on screen.

Cristine won’t be alone for this 13-episode relaunch of the series as she’ll be joining some familiar faces as so we we already know that Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Masi Oka, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Jimmy Jean-Louis will all be reprising their roles. Not only will this be a great way to bring new characters into the world that ‘Heroes’ built but we’ll be seeing quite a few familiar faces in this reunion that is far too long in the making.

The new faces that she may be partnered up with or against are Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Dylan Bruce, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Gatlin Green, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, and Henry Zebrowski. Though we don’t really know that much about who they will be playing quite yet.

Hopefully ‘Heroes Reborn’ can capture the spirit and quality of the first season and not end up the lame duck that ‘Heroes’ came to a close with. The superhero market faces stiff competition these days with Marvel and DC having such huge successes on the small screen so NBC will really have to give us something special when the series airs.

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‘Heroes Reborn’ will take over NBC’s Thursday night 8pm time slot this Fall.

Source: EW