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Masi Oka Returning for Heroes Reborn

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The publicity machine is finally getting into high gear for Heroes Reborn, the limited 13-episode series that will pick up several years after Heroes ended. Despite the announcement that Jack Coleman would be back as Jack Bennett, there has been no mention of other stars returning, leading to suggestions that it would largely serve as a virtual reboot.

But now Variety have reported that Masi Oka will returrn as fan favourite Hiro Nakamura. Time-travelling Hiro was a revelation on the first season and Masi Oka went on to be nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy. Like many elements of the show, Hiro became rather tiresome as the show progressed, particularly in the third series as the writers struggled to develop his character. Hopefully a break from the character will return Hiro to his season one magic.

While Coleman's Jack Bennett was the linchpin for many character stories it is great to see that at least one major 'hero' is coming back. There is very little news on the plot yet but this news suggests there is something great coming our way, rather than an unwanted revival alongside the more popular returns of Twin Peaks and The X Files.

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Last updated: 06/08/2018 17:10:48

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Chris Carter's The X Files was the cultural zeitgeist of the 1990s, turning Mulder and Scully into television heroes. With its mix of aliens, conspiracies, monsters and serial killers, it revolutionised cult television and returned for new six-part revival in 2016 and another 10 episodes in 2018. Check out our 'The X Files Revisited', reviewing key episodes from across all seasons and both movies and our weekly reviews of season 11.

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