Heroes: Updates on Season 4 Casting and Lesbian Plot
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The departure of producer Bryan Fuller, also known as the man who was supposed to save Heroes, has seemingly left plenty of fans disappointed. But there are still other things worth looking into when the NBC science fiction drama returns for its fourth season in September, including the Carnivale-like twist, the new batch of heroes and villains and the Claire's new controversial love interest.

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As BuddyTV reported previously, Heroes may be gearing up for a lesbian plot this season --- a speculation that comes on the heels of the casting of Days of our Lives actress Rachel Melvin, who has been tapped to guest star and potentially recur on Heroes as the character Annie who will also "share sleeping quarters (and maybe more) with Claire."

According to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, there's some truth to rumor.

"I'm not sure about a full-blown relationship, but I can confirm that the college roomies will engage in a little sapphic experimentation. At least that's the plan," Ausiello revealed.

Hayden Panettiere, who plays Claire, remains tightlipped about the controversial twist but sheds light on the rumors that she tried to wiggle out her Heroes contract at the end of season 3.

"I love my job and I love where I am," she said. "Heroes has been such a massive part of my life. I've been doing it for four years, and at times you get restless; I think anyone would in any job. But I love what I do. I love my job. I love my cast members. They're all my family. I don't pay attention to rumors like that. That's why they're called rumors. 'Cause they're rumors."

Meanwhile, Heroes is casting an 11-year-old version of Nathan and cast member Adrian Pasdar explains why.

"I absorb a memory from an article of clothing that sends me back in time to when I was 11," he explained. "Something happened to young Nathan but old Nathan doesn't remember it. How can that be? It has to do with a character we have met before."

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: EW
(Image courtesy of NBC)