Hayden Panettiere


As most Heroes fans already know, NBC will be reviving the popular show in 2015 with a 13-episode miniseries event titled Heroes:Reborn.

And while it remains to be seen who exactly will be in it, one person who apparently won't be appearing in the reboot is none other than Hayden Panettiere, aka cheerleader Claire Bennet.

What's more, the 24-year-old actress told Cosmopolitan she didn't know the sci-fi program was even coming back to the airwaves until a family member informed her.

"Well, it was a shock to me," Panettiere said. "In fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message about it."

Heroes, Hayden Pannetierre

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"I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it," she continued. "It will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent it."

Of course, one reason Panettiere may not have been asked to be in Heroes:Reborn is that it's quite possible that her character, Claire, won't even be featured.

"I think it's a whole new set of characters," the Nashville star pointed out. "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."

Panettiere added, "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."

It was in February that NBC announced the Heroes: Reborn project.

"The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening," NBC Entertainment  President Jennifer Salke said in a statement at the time. "Shows with that kind of resonance don't come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We're thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept."

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