Jack Coleman will return to the rebooted series of popular TV show Heroes, NBC has announced.
The actor, who played former company agent Noah Bennet - also known as HRG or “Horn-Rimmed Glasses”- is the first cast member confirmed to return to the new miniseries Heroes Reborn.
The official Heroes Reborn Twitter account confirmed the news yesterday, tweeting: “He’s back. HRG Returns.”
Original creator Tim Kring is set to direct the new series, which will draw on the show’s first series in which ordinary people discovered they have extraordinary powers.
Further details about the Heroes Reborn plot line have yet to be announced, with producers keen to keep developments secret.
Original cast members Zachary Quinto and Milo Ventimiglia are also rumoured to be returning to the rebooted series, but no official announcements have been made.
Masi Oka, who played Hiro Nakamura in the original series, hinted at a possible return to the show on Twitter when the reboot was announced in February.
“Was watching the Olympics and saw the #HeroesReborn trailer. Time to dust off the sword?” he wrote.
Was watching the Olympics and saw the #HeroesReborn trailer. Time to dust off the sword?— Masi Oka (@MasiOka) February 23, 2014
Heroes became an instant hit when its first series debuted in 2006, pulling in an average audience of 14.5 million viewers.
But the figures later plummeted and it was axed in 2010 after fans and critics became frustrated with the show’s creative direction.