"Heroes" veteran Masi Oka will reprise his role as fan-favorite character Hiro Nakamura on NBC's upcoming revival "Heroes Reborn," Deadline reports.
He joins a cast that includes fellow returning star Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet, and franchise newcomers Zachary Levi, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Ryan Guzma, Gatlin Green and Henry Zebrowski. Series creator Tim Kring is also on board.
“I’m excited to return to my ‘Heroes’ roots,” Oka, who now co-stars on "Hawaii Five-0," said in a statement. “Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.”
“The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series’ success, and a gigantic fan favorite," Kring added. "We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again.”
The 13-episode "Heroes Reborn" will premiere later this year on NBC.