ByColm S. Herron, writer at
Colm S. Herron

The reboot of the hugely successful series [Heroes](movie:926822) was announced recently, coming in the form of [Heroes: Reborn](series:926825). Questions have been raised over whether some of the characters from the original will return. Christopher Eccleston was approached along with, more recently, Zachary Quinto.

Quinto's said a few words on the villainous Sylar and his potential return to the series:

I've been in touch with Tim [Kring, creator] and he told me they were doing this and we left the door open for me to be involved, the trouble is really my availability... I don’t know that it would really even be possible. And it's a challenge for me because that experience and role and opportunity really changed my life completely and sent me on a path that I might not have otherwise have been on, but at the same time I'm very interested in forward momentum, I'm very interested in expanding and defying people's expectations of me….I don't know that going back to such a definitely iconic character would necessarily do that. So it's a larger question that I haven't had to answer because no one's actually given me an offer. We'll see. I'm glad they're doing it and I know that whether or not I'm involved that the fans will enjoy it.

Quinto doesn't seem particularly certain about returning. Perhaps he would need time to check out a script or simply appear in an episode or two considering that lots of new characters and stories are being introduced. However, if the door is open for him, here's hoping we see some more Sylar shenanigans in Reborn.

The original series, created by Tim Kring, follows a group of normal people who suddenly acquire superhuman abilities. The first season was the most successful NBC had to date at the time, but the subsequent season numbers dwindled.

To bridge the gap between Heroes and Heroes Reborn, NBC will be releasing digital shorts and other content so as to introduce the characters and context of the upcoming season.

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Quinto's Return?

Source: Coming Soon


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