Masi Oka is Back as Hiro Nakamura for NBC’s ‘Heroes Reborn’

By March 27, 2015
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We already know that NBC is reviving their once thriving series “Heroes” for an event series continuance called “Heroes Reborn,” and Jack Coleman is reprising his role as Noah Bennett. But now one more of the original cast members will make a return to the super-powered world.

Today, NBC announced that Masi Oka will be back for a gust-starring arc of episodes in “Heroes Reborn,” though it’s not specified as to how many episodes he’ll be involved with. In the original series, Oka played Hiro Nakamura, a young Asian man who possessed the ability to manipulate space-time.

Oka’s character, in the present day timeline of the original series, was struggling to find his place in the world, but his future self was a sword-wielding bad ass. It’s unclear as to what state we’ll find Oka’s character in this event series revival, but he’s probably the best character to bring back.

Heroes - Masi Oka - Hiro Nakamura

Commenting on the return to the world of “Heroes,” Oka said:

“I’m excited to return to my ‘Heroes’ roots. Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.”

Plot details are still thin on this new project, but Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) has a lead role in event series, and the rest of the cast includes Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Do0r), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (The Twilight Saga), Kiki Sukezane (Death Yankee 3), Henry Zebrowski (“A to Z”) and Gatin Green (“Criminal Minds”).

Don’t forget, if you want to find out more about this miniseries event, there will be a digital series launching prior to the series premiere (coming sometime later this year) that will introduce the characters and new storylines being put into action by executive producers Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.