Looks like Heroes
is getting injected with a lot--a hell lot. Four names have been thrown into the pot and set to play roles in the upcoming fourth season of the show.
First up is a familiar villain, at least to those who have seen Prison Break
: Robert Knepper has signed on to play Samuel, previous referred to as the "Carnival Barker" in previous releases. For at least six episodes, we'll see this charismatic guy wreck havoc on all the heroes by peeking into all of their lives. That, and he's evil, and he's got a very wicked sense of humor.
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Up next is another villain, although one on the movies: British actor Ray Park, who is probably best known as Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
. There's no word yet on what role he'll be playing, but provided talks push through--and they are at their final stages--he'll be playing another one of those characters in the CarnivalÃ©-esque storyline.
Number three: Deanne Bray, who last starred in The L Word
. Provided negotiations also push through, she'll appear as Emma, the hearing-impaired slash smart (possible) love interest for Peter Petrelli. They did ask for an actual hearing-impaired actress, and I don't know if she is one, so can anyone shed light on this?
The last name on deck: Madeline Zuma, who currently stars in Showtime's Californication
. Reports say she's on board as Gretchen, an "edgy outsider" who'll spend college life with that beleaguered cheerleader Claire.
Shooting for the fourth season--uhh, fifth volume, "Redemption", yeah--is set to begin later this week, and by the looks of it, well... what do you think?See More: Heroes: Season 4 Called "Redemption"
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
, Entertainment Weekly
, E! Online(Image courtesy of Fox)