Judith Shekoni has been cast in the upcoming serial reboot of “Heroes,” which will be titled “Heroes Reborn.”
Recall that, last year, NBC ordered 13 episodes of a new stand-alone story arc, although details on storylines and characters have been kept under wraps.
And still no details… All we know is that Shekoni joins Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay and Danika Yarosh, all in series regular roles, which we know nothing about yet.
Jack Coleman will be the only star from the original series who will be returning for the reboot, which is set to debut sometime later this year (no exact date given).
The wildly successful original series centered on the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.
The original series cast included Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jamie Hector, Noah Gray-Cabey, Leonard Roberts, Ntare Mwine, and Tessa Thompson throughout its first four seasons.
Prior to the miniseries premiere, NBC plans to release a digital series introducing all the new characters and storylines.
British actress Shekoni is probably best known for her role in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” playing Zafrina, the leader of the Amazonian vampires. A series regular role in “Heroes Reborn” should expose her to even more Stateside audiences, and I’m sure this is welcomed news for the actress.
Entertainment Tonight was first to report the news of her casting.