Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Heroes alum Greg Grunberg is returning to his role for Heroes Reborn. In the original Heroes, Grunberg played telepathic detective Matt Parkman.
According to EW, Grunberg will reprise his role as Parkman for a guest-arc in Heroes Reborn, a limited revival that revisits the world and characters of Heroes. Grunberg joins fellow returning Heroes castmates Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, and Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet, along with newcomer Zachary Levi.
Grunberg has been open to returning for some time, telling One Question Interviews “I’m excited as a fan, to see what happens. If I can be a part of this, I would jump at the chance…None of us have been notified. We have no idea what’s going on. They hinted that they might use some of the old characters to move story and plot. I think the fans or whoever was watching the show before, which was the world, really wants closure. I don’t know how they would do this without using some of the main characters. I hope that they include me.”
Heroes Reborn will air on NBC on Thursdays this fall on NBC.