Friday, May 16, 2008

Boxlietner on Heroes and more

TV Guide has another pretty exciting scoop on some Heroes casting with word that non other than Babylon 5 (and of course Tron) veteran Bruce Boxlietner will be joining the cast in a reoccurring role next season! According to Michael Ausiello, this is "a top-secret recurring role that was originally going to be modeled after Sen. John McCain. The character has since been reconceived, and now all I know for sure is that he'll be sharing scenes with a female series regular."

Nice work Heroes. I am already getting pretty interested. I know they are going to try to not make the mistakes of season 2 and I have every faith that they can do it. This kind of casting is exactly what the series needs. I would definitely put this on par with snagging Eric Roberts last season, and Bruce can actually act ;)

Just to give you a taste of things, check out this teaser trailer for the new season:

Too bad that doesn't you know, actually tell us anything.... But TV Guide has a great more in-depth article on the upcoming season. The new season will have 25 episodes and pick up with a "bang" right where season 2 left off with Nathan Patrelli being shot. There will apparently be lots of surprises, and although a few new faces like Boxlietner and Brea Grant will will be introduced the season will be focused on the core characters we know and love. The season is titled, and will focus on Villains. So Sylar, but as you saw from the teaser above, they are definitely going to be throwing a few other "good guys" into the mix of villains. In the TVG article it suggest that one of those people may be Matt Parkman.

Allan Arkush, one of the series' exec producers and directors also said that "One of the things that we're going to explore is the very nature of these powers — where they come from, who has them, what the different aspects are of how they each got their powers and how it affects them. That's going to be a major storyline this year — the actual genetic essence of the power." and Finally they mention that we should all take note that this is a multiverse were dealing with. Multiple possible futures and versions of events. Hiro from the future proved that even a small change can have major consequences. Basically its the butterfly effect, and it will pretty much screw with everything we think we might know or learn.

Sylar will be eating our brains this fall and I really couldn't be more excited. Screw all the haters who were pissed about season two, I think it was necessary, and I bet it'll only fuel a fantastic season three!

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