‘Heroes’ Reborn: The Man with the Horn Rimmed Glasses Returning

Published 10 months ago by

Heroes Reborn Jack Coleman Heroes Reborn: The Man with the Horn Rimmed Glasses Returning

When it was first announced that NBC’s Heroes would be returning to television in 2015 in the form of a 13-episode miniseries titled Heroes: Reborn, the news was met with understandably mixed reactions. Though the series garnered a devoted fanbase and positive critical reception through its first season, the show fell off over the following three seasons and was canceled after its fourth.

The plot of Heroes: Reborn has been kept tightly under wraps, but NBC’s original announcement made it clear that series creator Tim Kring will be introducing a whole new cast of characters and original storylines, with help from a prequel webseries. However, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke did tease the possibility of returning faces, the first of which has been confirmed.

Deadline is reporting that Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennet (also known as the Man in the Horn-Rimmed Glasses), is the first Heroes alum to return for Heroes: Reborn. In his time since Heroes, Coleman has appeared in many TV series including The Vampire Diaries, The Office, Burn Notice, Scandal, and most recently on Castle – alongside another cult-favorite sci-fi series actor, Nathan Fillion (Firefly).

Coleman will be reprising his role as HRG, father of Claire Bennet (played by Hayden Panettiere, who is currently starring on ABC’s Nashville) and a former agent with the Company. Though HRG was promoted from recurring character to series regular midway through the first season due to his popularity among fans, it’s unclear to what extent Coleman and his character will appear in Heroes: Reborn.

Heroes Reborn Jack Coleman HRG Heroes Reborn: The Man with the Horn Rimmed Glasses Returning

In addition to Coleman, Deadline says that a few of the original series stars have been approached, though Zachary Quinto (who played Sylar) and Milo Ventimiglia (who played Peter) are rumored to not be available for Heroes: Reborn.

It’s still far too early to predict whether Heroes: Reborn will return the series to its original glory or fall in line with the less well-received seasons. But with Kring at the helm and fan-favorite Coleman on board, the Heroes reboot may be on the right track to please both fans and critics. Let’s hope so, anyway.


Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more Heroes: Reborn news as it becomes available.

Source: Deadline

Follow Molly Freeman on Twitter @mollyrockit
TAGS: Heroes
Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. Awesome. Bring back Mohinder as well and have them working side-by-side ala the X-files – investigating people who may have special powers. A Peter cameo down the road would be neat.

  2. Hopefully it will make good enough a comeback to stick around for a little while. I liked Heroes but the writer’s strike really screwed season 2 up and they just couldn’t recover after that. Since it’s been a few years maybe the show can find some kind magic left in the tank for one more run and end it properly. I think going the 13 episode route will help a lot too.

  3. Agree, bring back Mohinder.

  4. This sounds like a good start for heroes. I’ve always thought that HRG was one of the coolest of the non-powered characters. On a side-note, If Sylar returns, let him either be a hero or a villain– no more of this back-and-forth. If Peter returns, I hope his power evolves to being able to have more than one power.


  5. I had no idea it went 4 seasons. I stopped watching early in season 2 and thought that was the last season.

    They should bring back Hayden Panawhatever’s hotness.

    • She’s a little busy on Nashville.

    • 2 was ehh, cause of the writers strike, 3 was actually pretty good, and then 4 was almost as good as 1 if I remember correctly!

  6. Just for the love of god, do not bring back Hiro. What an awful, insipid, silly character. Mohinder HAS to be there!

  7. Peter Petrelli was a G.

  8. Some of the main characters are too connected to the heroes world to leave out…honestly they are mohinder (cause the series started with him investigating the people with strange abilities and and in series three he learned he’s more connected to the company than ever although in series 4 we learned that his ability to not let his past be his was his downfall.) Though according to his storyline I’m not sure if it would make since if he came back. BUT with peter and Angela and sylar and hiro, and hrg…they are just too important to that world to leave out so whatever they have to do may it be a name drop or a cameo…they need to be mentioned or seen. I mean come on…Angela used to run the company, it could have easily fell to peter to take over after all that has happened and with sylar being who he is now..you know you are curious if that kick lasted….and hrg has to be around because the whole fourth series was about what else can he do….Claire would need to show up eventually as well or at a name drop because she made this big statementbat the end of season 4 and now where are we!!! Lol I really hope this series does well, I love the heroes and all its characters!!! By far though my favorite was Angela petrelli!!! She stood up to sylar and did so much for her family, gotta love a character who is willing to put it all on the line!!!

  9. S**t show for s**t people. No substance. May aswel beat off another dead horse. While Krings on one why doesnt he reboot ‘Touch’…or have a stab at flashforward!!! Original ideas have really fallen by the wayside

  10. Bring back Bryan Fuller. He’s the reason why season 1 was so good.

    • Bryan Fullers busy working on Hannibal

  11. It’s probably been said a million times, but they need Bryan Fuller on this – too bad he’s busy with Hannibal. Now, the series’ problems weren’t all Kring’s fault, but even so there’s no excusing how off the rails it got. The fact that it’s a miniseries instead of a full blown 22-episode series is good news, but even then… I dunno. And old characters coming back isn’t the best thing in my opinion.

  12. The show got overblown because of writers strike and the different people touching and the studio trying to control it from the outside aka. Not killing specific characters because of fandom and the loopholes with abilities and continuity issues. But the overall story and themes were money…they just need to keep the same team working on it, let kring tell his story and you do need a cameo or a mention because if you watched all four seasons there are certain people that are too important to not mention in that world…hrg being one of them…if the show was so crap and for s***t people then how did it even get four seasons…I believe in this regard the people have spoken that heroes is a good idea and was once a close to flawless show but fell off the rails due to the issues I stated above…I don’t want Tim kring to work on touch or flash forward because those ideas were not very well thought out. They are not long lasting ideas. Heroes can actually go on and on and the reason for it would be reasonable.

  13. I don’t want to see characters like Sylar and Peter return. I want new characters and new stories that make up for the debacle that the show became. Mention Sylar. Mention Peter. Mention Hiro, but don’t bring them back and let new characters shine.

  14. I’m a big Zachary Quinto fan. But I truly hope Sylar is nowhere near this new series.
    As a matter of fact…Jack Coleman is probably the ONLY actor I would like to see return. This new series can’t just appeal to the geeks that used to watch (of which I am one). Although it’s technically a 13 episode mini-series, NBC clearly hopes it has staying power. So, it doesn’t just need new viewers, it also needs those that abandoned the series when it deteriorated, to return. Fingers crossed that it works.

  15. There’s a reason this show was cancelled and had plummeting ratings year after year. Not sustainable, HORRIBLE writing. Leave it dead.

  16. I was a big fan of this show and watched it all the way through, even re-watched it on Netflix recently. Season 2 was bad, but I feel like it was going in a good direction towards the end. It did get a little heavy with only certain characters (Sylar and Hiro to name a couple). New characters would help, but you can’t really just dump all the old ones.