Exclusive: 'Heroes' recruits Sue Thomas, Darth Maul

Heroes-casting-news_l The Force will be with Heroes next season.

British actor Ray Park, whose role as Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace made him an icon to fanboys far and wide, is joining the cast for a sizeable arc. Additionally, Deanne Bray (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, The L Word) has inked a deal to come on board for multiple episodes.

Who are they playing and how long will they be sticking around for? Keep reading for the scoop…

Little is known about Park’s role, except that he’s playing one of the colorful characters at the center of the show’s Carnivale-esque storyline. (My guess? He’s the character described in the breakdowns as “Knife Thrower.”)

Bray, meanwhile, will play a deaf love interest for one of the main Heroes. As I previously reported, the part specifically called for a deaf actress. (So much for my campaign to get Jericho‘s Shoshannah Stern the gig!)

In addition to Park and Bray, Heroes‘ fourth season will welcome Prison Break‘s Robert Knepper (as a new villain) and Californication‘s Madeline Zima (as Claire’s quirky college roommate).

Thoughts?

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  • topoopon

    Maybe Park will play Toad.

  • Adam

    Wow they are really going hard for next season. All or nothing for NBC and this show.
    In Canada, Heroes will air on Sundays, so I’ll watch it again.
    http://tvdonewright.com/2009/06/04/prison-break-star-joins-heroes-still-as-a-villain/

  • Snarf

    I’ll stick with Mondays on NBC – Global totally sucks

  • John

    It’ll be fun to see what a Heroes arc looks like with Bryan Fuller planning it from the start. He could only do so much to steer Vol 4 midstream.

  • John

    It’ll be fun to see what a Heroes arc looks like with Bryan Fuller planning it from the start. He could only do so much to steer Vol 4 midstream.

  • Daya

    I was rooting for Shoshannah, too…it’s a shame. She’s great.

  • TL

    Knepper is great. Now if they’d only bring in the guy who played the General on Prison Break — that would be awesome.

  • kevin

    To bad House will Finish off this show

  • kevin

    To bad House will Finish off this show

  • Tim

    Frankly, House blew last season. Seriously. Only the finale will draw be back to the premier, but it gets ONE shot and then I’m done with House MD. I think Heroes is in decent shape to draw an audience. Plus, there are a LOT of people like me (and more everyday) that never really watches live TV (or even watches a TV show within 24 hours of airtime). I’m so tired of people complaining about ‘deathslots’, etc. Break the habit and get modernized: watch TV when it’s convenient to you, in the order that you want it.

  • Tim

    Frankly, House blew last season. Seriously. Only the finale will draw be back to the premier, but it gets ONE shot and then I’m done with House MD. I think Heroes is in decent shape to draw an audience. Plus, there are a LOT of people like me (and more everyday) that never really watches live TV (or even watches a TV show within 24 hours of airtime). I’m so tired of people complaining about ‘deathslots’, etc. Break the habit and get modernized: watch TV when it’s convenient to you, in the order that you want it.

  • Nathan

    It’ gonna take a lot more than a Sith lord to turn this show around!

  • Mike

    Let me get this straight. The problem was too big a cast. We kill of a couple characters and add four more!? I’m worried.

  • J

    New cast members don’t worry me they probably be killed off after they served their use thats what Heroes does… and its getting really annoying!

  • kel

    Ray Park is ridiculous. After Star Wars: The Movie Menace, he was charging way too much for his autograph and just came across as an arrogant, greedy jerk. He’s not Harrison Ford. British “Actor”?… when has he ever acted? He’s jumped around a lot, but haven’t seen anything close to acting. I’ll pass on Heroes this upcoming season if I have to see him every week. Thanks NBC! You’ve almost removed all need to watch you!

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