Television & Film




Fan favorite Hiro Nakamura will be making a return trip to Heroes Reborn.

Masi Oka has signed on to reprise his role as the time-traveling Hiro in NBC’s upcoming revival/sequel to the original Heroes, which aired from 2006 to 2010, survived a writers strike and several production team changes, and ended its run disappointing many fans of the show’s first season.

“I’m excited to return to my Heroes roots,” said Oka. “Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.”  The role won him both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

“We are thrilled to have Masi back in the Heroes family,” said show creator and producer Tim Kring. “The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series’ success, and a gigantic fan favorite. We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again.”

Oka joins returning cast member Jack Coleman (Noah “HRG” Bennett) in the 13-episode event series, which will premiere this fall. New cast members include Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski, and Gatlin Green.

NBC’s digital platforms, along with Hulu and video-on-demand services, will debut an online prequel to the series prior to the show’s premiere.



Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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