Ali Larter aka Niki Sanders from the hit show Heroes won’t be reprising her role on the upcoming Heroes: Reborn. While out promoting TNT’s series Legends, Larter told TV Guide that due to prior commitments and lack of desire in returning are the main reasons she won’t be back:
“No, At this point, I think I’ve heard that Jack [Coleman] is coming back, but I’m committed to [TNT’s] Legends. I’m on series, so I don’t have the time to work on another project. Not that I didn’t love Heroes and loved working on it, but I’m just at a different stage of my life. I’m super excited and proud to be a part of this show and working with Sean Bean and an incredible cast.”
The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.
Plot details for the new episodes are being kept under wraps, but the 13 episodes are said to follow a new stand-alone story arc.
The synopsis of Heroes Reborn so far:
The saga behind the 2006 breakout series Heroes will continue as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept. This highly anticipated 13-episode miniseries will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities. This series will be preceded by a new digital series that will introduce audiences to the new characters and storylines that will take the Heroes phenomenon to new places.
Along with Heroes Reborn, NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines.