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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that NBC has cast John Glover (Lex Luthor’s dad on “Smallville”) to play Sylar’s father in “Heroes.”

“When Sylar meets his father, he’s going to see a path ahead of him that he doesn’t want to take,” says a source. “He has a lot more in common with his father than he realized.”

The Tony award winner will turn up towards the end of “Heroes'” forthcoming “Fugitives” chapter.

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly also got to talk to Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies”), who’s rejoining the show as a consultant. Here’s a bit on “Fugitives,” which kicks-off on February 2:

It really is a fresh start. All of the characters are back in their real lives. You see Peter as a paramedic. Claire is looking for colleges. We get away from the world of formulas and quasi-magic.

Yes. Episodes 14, 15 and 16 are amazing. The whole “Fugitives” arc starts out very strongly, and then it gets a little dense in the middle in terms of the mythology. So I came in right at the point where everybody was realizing, “Oh, we’re getting too dense here and we need to put faces on stories because there is no face to a formula; there is no face to saving the world.” So it’s turning this big ship back into a character stream, and everyone on the writing staff shares that desire. We need to get back into a character place, because that’s where this story started: Very clean, superhero metaphors to everyday life. That’s the path that we’re taking. But it is a big ship so it’s going to take a little while to turn it.

So does this mean that they’ve realised they’re already making mistakes in the next story arc? Still, I think it is time to clear the slate. Everyone has too many ways of changing everything so nothing really has any impact. It’s like “oh, he’s dead, but they can go back in time and do this”. Hopefully, a fresh start, should change this.


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