Claire Bennet is dead when Heroes Reborn returns this fall. Tim Kring, the show’s creator, revealed the fate of some characters.
“She died a year prior to our story starting. That sort of gets into the mythology that’s attached to the original show,” said Kring during summer press tour of 2015 Television Critics Association on Thursday.
An old mythology will also be disclosed by Claire’s father, played by Jack Coleman, who reprises his role to “to uncover some of that mythology for us,” according to E Online.
Familiar faces returning and not returning
Besides Claire, Panettiere will not return in Heroes Reborn. Kring cited some familiar characters that will be reprising their roles. “Many familiar faces will be returning, including Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Masi Oka, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristin Rose and Noah Gray-Cabey,” E Online reports.
Those who will not return are Ali Larter, Milo Ventimiglia and Zachary Quinto. During the press tour, Kring explained the decisions on which characters return were based on “what the story needed.”
“Some of actors did not have the availability because they were involved with other things. . . something completely out of our control,” Kring added.
“The truth about how and when we approached different actors was really what the story dictated. . . the story was really the thing that dictated who would come back,” Kring continued as quoted.