The Hollywood Reporter says that “Heroes'” Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) is off to college in the fourth season of the show.
She will cross paths on the college campus with a quirky student played by Madeline Zima. “Californication” co-star Zima has been hired to recur on the NBC drama.
In a multi-episode arc she will play Gretchen, an edgy outsider and college roommate to Claire.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter