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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 April 2008, 11:28 GMT 12:28 UK
Meet the new Heroes characters

Cast of Heroes

Series two of Heroes starts on BBC Two on 24 April. The action starts four months after Peter Petrelli went nuclear above New York City and Sylar was apparently killed.

Dania Ramirez as Maya and Shalim Ortiz as Alejandro

New characters Maya (Dania Ramirez ) and Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz) join the action in episode one as a brother and sister on the run. They want to know why they have a deadly power.

David Anders as Kensei, Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura and Eriko Tamura as Yaeko

Hiro (Masi Oka) meets his hero Kensei (David Anders) in 17th century Japan with love interest Yaeko (Eriko Tamura). Hiro is forced to stay in Japan for most of the start of the series.

Kristen Bell as Elle Bishop

Former Veronica Mars actress Kristen Bell plays Elle, the daughter of Company head Robert Bishop. She has the power to generate and manipulate electricity.

Stephen Tobolowsky as Bob

Stephen Tobolowsky plays Bob, the new boss of the Company. He can transmutate and create gold. He famously played the annoying Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day.

Hayden Panettiere as Claire Bennet and Jack Coleman as H.R.G. (or Horn Rimmed Glasses)

Hayden Panettiere and Jack Coleman are back as cheerleader Claire Bennet and dad H.R.G (Horn Rimmed Glasses). His family are trying to live unnoticed in southern California.

Zachary Quinto as Sylar

Is he dead or isn't he? Sylar, played by Zachary Quinto, is stabbed by Hiro at the end of series one and disappears. He plays a serial killer who steals other superhumans' powers.

Greg Grunberg as Matt Parkman and Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli

A newly bearded Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar) meets policeman Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) to talk about how thay're going to stop a new wave of killings.

Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli

Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) explodes above New York in the final episode of the first series of Heroes. His burnt and charred body is caught by brother Nathan Petrelli.

Ali Larter as Niki Sanders

Niki (Ali Larter) can rip people in half and has constantly struggled against her alter ego sister, Jessica. She and son Micah are back in Las Vegas but are preparing to leave.


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