Heroes Reborn has added yet another original series cast member to its roster: Cristine Rose, who played the manipulative matriarch of the Petrelli family.
Like other Heroes alumni Greg Grunberg, Jimmy-Jean Louis, Masi Oka, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Noah Gray-Cabey, Rose will have a small, guest star role in the new series, to make room for the show’s cast of franchise newcomers. According to series creator Tim Kring, those worried that the returning stars will steal some of the spotlight from the freshmen should rest assured, as some of the bigger names (like Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, and other Petrellis Milo Ventimiglia and Adrian Pasdar) won’t be returning, while those that are will only have small roles to play:
“Everybody who’s coming back has been in the press. We have a cadre of characters from the previous that will make appearances – some bigger than others, some just in a cameo way. It will be an interesting use of the older characters.”
Jack Coleman, who plays Noah “HRG” Bennett, will likely have the biggest role of the Heroes veterans, as he leads the series along with Chuck‘s Zachary Levi. They’re joined by an all-new cast that includes Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Toru Uchikado, Eve Harlow and Gatlin Green.
Heroes Reborn will air as a 13-episode event series on NBC this fall.