The Haitian, as played by Jimmy Jean-Louis, will return for NBC’s “Heroes” reboot, titled “Heroes Reborn.”
Jean-Louis joins the previously cast Judith Shekoni, a newcomer to the “Heroes” universe, although no details yet on what role she’s been assigned.
The aloof Haitian, aka René, whose abilities included memory manipulation and suppressing the powers of others, was an associate of Noah Bennet, played by Jack Coleman, father of Claire, and probably the most frequently seen character in the series. Coleman will be back as well to reprise his role as Bennet, as will Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura.
NBC ordered 13 episodes of the new stand-alone “Heroes Reborn,” although specific storylines and characters have been kept under wraps.
Also in the cast are Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, all in series regular roles.
The reboot is set to debut sometime later this year (no exact date given) – although it’ll likely be in the fall.
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 also cast featured Jamie Hector, Noah Gray-Cabey, Leonard Roberts, Ntare Mwine, and Tessa Thompson throughout its first four seasons.
Prior to the reboot’s premiere, NBC plans to release a digital series introducing all the new characters and storylines.