When Heroes returns it seems there won't be any need to save the cheerleader this time around. Hayden Panettiere, who played principal character Claire Bennet in the original series from 2006 to 2010, reveals to Cosmopolitan that she has not been asked to reprise the role for Heroes: Reborn. "Well, it was a shock to me," the Nashville actress said of learning about the miniseries from her cousin. "I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that." We do know that the new series will place the focus on a new set of characters, but NBC has not ruled out the possibility of old cast members returning too. One way or the other, Panettiere hopes they wont recast. "I think it's a whole new set of characters," she continued. "Who knows? It's a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, 'That was our show, our home, our family,' something that we had a major part in creating as well, and, I mean, I hope that they don't have somebody else playing our characters, that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure."
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