“I’m excited to return to my ‘Heroes’ roots,” said Oka, who was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role. “Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.”
Jack Coleman also returns to play the suspicious — if well-meaning — Jack Bennett (also known as the man with the horn-rimmed glasses). New cast members include Zachary Levi (“Chuck”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), Kiki Sukezane (“Death Yankee 3”), Henry Zebrowski (“A to Z”) and Gatlin Green (“Criminal Minds”). Creator Tim Kring is exec producing along with James Middleton and Peter Elkoff. The show is produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television.
“We are thrilled to have Masi back in the ‘Heroes’ family,” said Kring. “The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series’ success, and a gigantic fan favorite. We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again.”
The 13-episode event series premieres this fall. NBC’s digital platforms, as well as Hulu and video-on-demand, will debut an online prequel to the series prior to the show’s premiere.