Ok, its official. The geeks have taken over network programming. Despite recent rumors that the former star of Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell might be joining the cast of Lost, it has just been announced that she has in fact be joining the ensemble cast of the other great geektastic hugely successful genre show: Heroes.
Bell will apparently be joining the other Heroes in mid October for a multi episode arc in which she plays Elle, a woman 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."
Very very cool news. While I've only ever watched a handful of Mars episodes I like Kristen, I mean look at her, shes adorable, how can you not like her. I also think she's a perfect fit for Heroes, so its pretty cool that they were able to woo her for a few episodes. I wonder if she'll show up on Lost as well???
In additional and awesome recent Heroes casting news, Nichelle Nichols who played Lt Uhura on the original Star Trek series, will be joining the cast next season as well. She will of course once again be working alongside her former Star Trek castmate George Takei. On Heroes however she will be taking the role of Nana, a wizened New Orleans grandmother to another new hero, Dana Davis of one of last seasons most interesting shows that enver got off the ground fame, The Nine.