Earlier this week Major Spoilers mentioned “the Flash” was coming to NBC’s Heroes, now word from TV Guide is the Scarecrow (a.k.a. Bruce Boxleitner of Scarecrow and Ms. King fame) will be joining the show in a super secret recurring role.
The article says the role was originally going to be modeled after Sen. John McCain, but those plans have been scrapped. Could Boxleitner’s character be a high profile politician dead set on eliminating the “mutant” threat?
via TV Guide
Okay, so TV Guide isn’t calling her the Flash, but the site is claiming Brea Grant (last seen on Friday Night Lights) will be speeding her way to the third season of Heroes as “The Speedster”.
I doubt that will be the name used on the show (the part has her listed as Joy), but as the heroes move toward an organized group, having a speedster on the team is a smart move. Plus for the slobbering fan boys, she is a girl.
via TV Guide
Chuck and Heroes fans will be happy to know both shows are returning next season to NBC. Both shows will air Monday nights at 8:00EST and 9:00EST respectively.
While we’re waiting for the fall season, here are some hotties from both shows (after the jump of course). More After the Jump
Here’s a sneak peek of yet another Star Trek actor making an appearance on Monday night’s Heroes on NBC.
Heroes – Episode 3 Exclusive Clip
It may be too late to post, but figured I might as well go for it.
Heroes – Episode 2 Exclusive Clip
You’ve already read about it in the DC Solicitations for November, and now the company has announced November 7, 2007 will be the official release date for the Heroes hardcover based on the NBC series.
The stories, which mark the first printed graphic novel adaptation of the show, were originally created for the “Heroes” website at NBC.com (www.NBC.com/Heroes) where new chapters continue to be exclusively available. The collection spotlights the fluid artwork of legendary comic book artist Tim Sale (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN), whose work was featured prominently during the first season of the series through the visuals created by a drug-addled painter with apocalyptic visions of the future. In addition, the hardcover collects the work of an all-star cast of television and comic book creators, including Michael Turner, Phil Jimenez, Koi Turnbull, Marcus To and more
The hardcover will be under the WildStorm imprint, is 240 pages, and will sell for $29.99. Retailers should note the final cut off date for orders is September 13.
via DC Comics
Kristen Bell, star of the now canceled Veronica Mars, has been signed to play a part in NBC’s Heroes this fall.
Bell will make her first “Heroes” appearance in October. She’ll play Elle, a character described as a sexy, mysterious young lady who has ties to the supposed death of Peter, H.R.G.’s past and the future of Claire. Elle will kick off her arc by committing a serious crime, though it’s unclear whether she’s good or bad.
I never watched Mars, but apparently everyone raves at Bell’s acting chops. All I can say is with all the new actors joining the cast, this is going to be one exciting year for the sophomore show.
Jessica Collins will be joining NBC’s Heroes this fall. She will have a recurring role of Sophie, a woman with powers who works for the company that tracks all heroes.
via Hollywood Reporter
DC Comics has acquired the rights to take the online Heroes comics, that gave readers a deeper glimpse into the characters from the hit NBC series, and collect them in a hardcover collection.
I’ve already downloaded the 43 Adobe PDF files from the Heroes website, and these are pretty good reads. But because these are online, graphic heavy, and you have to remember to go to the website each week to get the latest installment, I think a bound edition of the issues is a great idea.
In addition to the online strip by artists including Michael Turner, Marcus To, Mitch Gunnell and Phil Jimenez, the book will feature new covers by comic-book superstars Alex Ross and Jim Lee.
Also included will be art by Tim Sale.
An official announcement will be made later today by DC at the SDCC.
The complete Press Release follows after the jump.
More After the Jump
The Hollywood Reporter has a list of all the new people joining the hit NBC show Heroes this fall. Barry Shabaka Henley, Holt McCallany, David Anders (from Alias), Japanese pop star and actress Eriko Tamura, Lyndsy Fonseca and Dianna Agron will have reoccuring roles throughout the season.
David Anders will play Takez Kensei, Hiro’s childhood hero and samurai warrior, while Tamura will play a Japanese princess. We had previously posted the rumor that Miss Universe was up for the part.
Henley will play Detective Fuller, a New York police officer. McCallany will play Ricky, the ringleader of a group of Irish thugs.
Fonseca and Agron will play beautiful cheerleaders in Southern California, where Claire (Hayden Panettiere) is expected to move. Fonseca’s character April is sweet, while Agron’s Debbie is a mean girl.
Looks like we really are getting X-Men Lite with the addition of new powers and people, although I can’t really picture Anders playing a Japanese Samurai.
via Hollywood Reporter
NBC released its line up of Fall programming today and low and behold – Heroes is getting a spin-off show after its first year.
“Heroes: Origins” will air as stand-alone episodes that center each week on a different character not yet seen on the original show. Peacock has also added an interactive element to the show: Viewers will be asked to pick their favorite character from “Origins,” who will then join the cast of the full-blown “Heroes” skein the following year.
Instead of taking up another hour slot, Heroes: Origins will air during those times when Heroes is on hiatus or wraps its regular season. This means there are 30 hours of Heroes action coming our way this fall. As someone who has bemoaned the long season and mid-season breaks, resulting in many dramas only airing 18 new shows a year, I’m more than happy to see 30 weeks of Heroes action.
Heroes will stay in its regular Monday night slot, and following up the hour later with a new time travel show called “Journeyman” staring Moon Bloodgood in the female lead.
Just had a chance to catch Monday night’s episode of Heroes featuring George Takei (Mr. Sulu from Star Trek) as Hiro’s father. When Hiro’s father leaves, check out the license plate of the car Takei gets into.
Heh. I like it when a show doesn’t take itself too seriously that it can have fun like throwing in a Star Trek reference, or getting comic legend Stan Lee to make a cameo. Of course the ending to this week’s show was a bit of a let down, but apparently “it” has been planned since before the first episode aired.
via TV Guide (link) and My Extra Life (link)