During the NBC Upfront last month, NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt, hinted that we might see the return of some familiar faces, with ‘Heroes Reborn’. While rumors have been swirling as to which actors have actually been approached by NBC, according to Deadline, one rumor can be put to rest.
Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennett and who was nicknamed HRG by fans of the show, has become the first ‘Heroes’ alum, to be signed for ‘Heroes Reborn’. For those of you not familiar with HRG, or Heroes in general, Noah Bennett is the father of a young girl with special abilities (Hayden Pannettiere), and he is an operative for the top secret organization, The Company.
The Company’s sole purpose is to record, monitor, and if deemed necessary, intervene in the lives of genetically evolved people (Heroes). In the beginning of the series, fans did not know the true identity of Jack Coleman’s character, so he was quickly named HRG, due to the horn-rimmed glasses that he wore. HRG’s real name was not revealed until the Heroes season 1 finale. “How to Stop an Exploding Man”.
‘Heroes Reborn’ is set to premiere in 2015 as a 13 part mini-series, and will be preceded by a digital series called ‘Heroes Reborn: Digital Series’, which will air online at NBC.com. While Coleman is the first official alum that is returning to the show, such names as Zachary Quinto who played Sylar and Milo Ventimiglia who Peter Petrelli, are said to be busy and may not be returning.
Are you excited for the return of HRG? Are you excited for Heroes Reborn? Who would you like to see return to the show? Let me know in the comments below.