Bad news for Heroes fans as the original cast of the won’t return to the reboot/spin off.
The Heroes Reborn Cast won’t include the original actors playing Hiro Nakamura, Peter Petrelli and Claire Bennet despite the network hinting that those three characters would appear on the show.
Milo Ventimiglia. The actor, who played Peter Petrelli throughout the show’s four-season run, spoke with MTV at the ABC Upfronts in New York representing his new show, “The Whispers.” During the conversation, Ventimiglia revealed his take on the “Heroes” reboot, making it clear that he’s not exactly ecstatic about the idea.
“I think it’s going to be hard to recapture what we had when the show was out, to be very honest,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of fans running up to me, very excited. And I think the expectation is high – meaning people want, and are expecting, that the show is going to pick up right where it left off.”
But it doesn’t sound like that’s the direction “Heroes” is moving in, according to Ventimiglia.
“They’re expecting to get back to where the show was,” he said, “and I think those high expectations have potential for other things.”
With all that said, Ventimiglia doesn’t expect to return as Peter, despite his fondness for the character.
“That one kind of went away a long time ago,” he said, adding, “I wish them all the best.”
Hayden Panettiere who played indestructible teen Claire in Heroes and currently stars in country music drama Nashville ,recently said that she has not been contacted to appear in the new show.
Masi Oka who played Hiro Nakamura has hinted he’d like to return to the show but made it clear that he wasn’t contacted by the showrunners.
He wrote on Twitter: “Was watching the Olympics and saw the #HeroesReborn trailer. Time to dust off the sword?”.
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