Heroes: Season 4 Resembles 'Carnivale'? Plus More Casting Scoop
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Heroes creator Tim Kring and writer Bryan Fuller have already given some clues on what's in store for season 4. You can check it out in this article. Basically, they are describing "Redemption" as a brave new era for the show. And why wouldn't it be? After all, the casting breakdowns that are making the rounds in Hollywood nowadays suggest that the NBC drama's new volume will bear a passing resemblance to HBO's Carnivale.

A 24-episode series that aired from September 2003 to March 2005, Carnivale was set in the United States during the Great Depression and revolved around the lives to two disparate groups of people while depicting the battle between good and evil, and the struggle between free will and destiny. It's an odd series and was a bit frustrating to follow but it's unique and nothing like I've ever seen before.

Reviving Carnivale on HBO would certainly please a lot of fans but I'm not sure if learning that season 4 will look like the much-missed fantasy drama will thrill Heroes fans. Then again, the people behind Heroes might have an entirely different plan in store for Redemption so fans will just have to stay tuned to find out.

Meanwhile, here's the most recent casting scoop on Heroes season 4: According to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, Kring and company are on the lookout for a 20 something actress to play a love interest for one of the main characters in season 4. The said character must be hearing impaired and will be introduced in the fourth episode.  

Next on the list is "a middle-aged Eddie Izzard type to play the Carnival Barker, a smooth operator with a wicked wit. This character, I hear, will start small and grow." And lastly, the series is searching for "its own Ellen Page to play Claire's [Hayden Panettiere] quirky college roommate, and a stalwart -- think Andre Braugher -- for the role of Matt's [Greg Grunberg] partner... and mentor."

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: EW
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