Masi Oka, who gained fame as Hiro Nakamura in the NBC science fiction series “Heroes,” will reprise his role in “Heroes Reborn.”
In the original series, which ran from 2006 to 2010, Hiro had the ability to travel through time and to teleport himself over great distances. His catchphrase was “Yatta!” (I did it!)
“I’m excited to return to my ‘Heroes’ roots,” said Oka, who currently plays medical examiner Max Bergman on “Hawaii Five-0.” “Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.”
The saga will continue this fall as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept.
“The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series’ success, and a gigantic fan favorite,” said Kring. “We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again.”
This highly anticipated 13-episode event series will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season, where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities.
Original cast members Jack Coleman and Jimmy Jean-Louis also return as Noah Bennet and The Haitian, respectively. Also joining the cast are Zachary Levi (NBC’s “Chuck” and the Marvel franchise “Thor”), 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 (NBC’s “A to Z”), and Gatlin Green (“Criminal Minds”).
NBC will launch a digital series to introduce new characters and storylines that will take the “Heroes” phenomenon to new places. NBC’s digital platforms, as well as Hulu and video-on-demand, will debut the online prequel to the series prior to the show’s premiere.