Jack Coleman as Noah Bennett, also known as HRG, in "Heroes." Photo Credit: NBC

Jack Coleman reprising his role in Heroes Reborn


Jack Coleman, who starred in the original 2006 series Heroes, has signed on to reprise his role as Noah Bennett in the upcoming TV Miniseries Heroes Reborn.

When the creative people over at NBC first started discussing the new TV Miniseries Heroes Reborn, which is set to reboot the popular franchise, they assured us that there would be some familiar faces in the crowd when the series finally kicked up.

It turns out that they have kept good on their word.

According to the Deadline, Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennett in the popular series, has signed on to reprise his role in the upcoming miniseries.

Now, some of you may be looking at the screen intently like “who?” Some fans will know him much better as HRG, or the man in the horn-rimmed glasses, as he was dubbed by the fans before we actually knew what the mysterious character’s name really was.

As some of you may remember, Bennett was a former agent of “The Company” and more notably the father of “The Cheerleader”, who was played in the series by Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere.

Now, the new series is going to be very much like the original in the fact that otherwise normal people are beginning to realize that they have extraordinary powers that allow them to do things that no human should be able to do. However, with the exception of a few familiar faces, this will be an entirely new cast of characters with the possibility of a familiar face from time to time.

Back in the day, Heroes was one of my favorite shows on television. Unfortunately for fans, the series ended up being one of the many casualties of the writers’ strike. While the show may have returned after the strike, it was never quite the same, which lead to its drop in ratings and eventual disappearance.

Heroes Reborn will give fans an opportunity to revisit the familiar territory and, in some sense, pick up where the original series left off.

There is no official premiere date set for the show just yet; however, the miniseries is set to return to our screens in 2015.

What are your thoughts on the return of HRG? Which other stars from the original series would you like to see reprise their roles in the upcoming miniseries? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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