The actor will reprise the role of Hiro Nakamura for the upcoming limited series
Masi Oka, who played Hiro Nakamura on “Heroes,” will reprise the role in the upcoming NBC limited series “Heroes Reborn.”
Oka was nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe for his portrayal of the time- and space-beinding Nakamura. He will appear in a guest-starring arc.
“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.”
Oka can currently be seen in the role of the eccentric Coroner on the hit series “Hawaii Five-0.” He has also recurred on NBC’s “Scrubs” and Fox’s “Luis” and guest-starred on “Without a Trace,” “Joey,” “Reba,” “Still Standing,” “Will & Grace,” “Yes, Dear” and “The Gilmore Girls.”
He joins returning castmate Jack Coleman, who played the horn-rimmed glasses-wearing Noah Bennett in the original show.
“We are thrilled to have Masi back in the ‘Heroes’ family,” said creator and executive 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.”
Produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television, “Heroes Reborn” will air in fall 2015 on NBC. NBC’s digital platforms, as well as Hulu and video-on-demand, will debut an online prequel to the series prior to the show’s premiere. Joining Kring are executive producers James Middleton and Peter Elkoff.