With “Heroes” already hiring new actors for its fourth season, I thought I’d check in with the show’s best writer, Bryan Fuller, to see:
a) if he was promoted to showrunner, as many were hoping, or
b) if he had left “Heroes” entirely, as rumored, to join a new NBC Universal show (like, say, “Day One” or “Caprica”).
It turns out he’s continuing with the fourth season of “Heroes” as a consultant, the position he held in the first and third seasons as well. In addition, he relays, “I'm developing a couple of TV shows to pitch to [NBC Universal, where Fuller is under contract for the next year and a half] in the next month.”
Four already cast for season four:
* Ray Park (“The Phantom Menace,” “X-Men”), who may play a knife thrower with superpowers.
* Deannne Bray (“The L Word”), who may play a deaf girl with superpowers.
* Clearmalt heiress Madeline Zima (“Californication”), who may play Claire’s college roommate with superpowers.
* Robert Knepper (“Prison Break”), who may play a bad guy with superpowers.
Find all of Michael Ausiello’s Entertainment Weekly exclusive on the “Heroes” casting here.