Jack Coleman to Return in Heroes Reborn as HRG

The man in the horn-rimmed glasses (Noah Bennet) will return in NBC’s planned 13-episode miniseries “Heroes Reborn,” according to Deadline. Jack Coleman, who played HRG in the series, is the first actor to sign on for the 2015 show from “Heroes” creator Tim Kring.

The site says that we may see other familiar faces from the original show as well, though Zachary Quinto (aka Sylar) and Milo Ventimiglia (aka Peter) are reportedly not available at the moment. Also, Hayden Panettiere said a few months ago that she knew nothing about the show.

The original series chronicled 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.

With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines.

Plot details for the new episodes are being kept under wraps, but the 13 episodes are said to follow a new stand-alone story arc.