Evoking the name of the late series Heroes brings to fans, either a feeling of mourning for their favorite show, or relief that it was put out of its misery in time. Regardless, one of the most indelible and endearing parts of the comic book-inspired epic was Masi Oka's role as the perpetual fish-out-of-water Time-Lord in Hiro. Well, fans who have been wondering about Oka's post-Heroes resume need not wonder any longer. He's just become the latest Sci-Fi All-Star alum to join the cast of the upcoming CBS remake series of Hawaii Five-0. He will be in good company among former Moonlight vampire Alex O'Loghlin, former Battlestar Galactica Cylon vamp Grace Park, and of course Daniel Dae Kim, whose Lost character has become a permanent resident of Charles Widmore's sunken submarine.
According to TV Guide, Oka will debut in the series' fourth episode, playing the show's resident coroner character. While billed as a guest star for that episode, all signs indicate that he will be retained as a series regular. That's right folks, your beloved Hiro will now be this crime drama's resident "squint" character who spends his days picking "particulate" off mangled corpses, all while displaying some kind of lovably eccentric personality that plays well off the properly freaked-out cop characters. (Well, what else could it be?)
It will be great to see Masi Oka resurface after Heroes' ignominious demise and his addition to this cast will undoubtedly add more incentive for remake/reboot naysayers to at least give the show a spin. (As if those pics of Grace Park in a string bikini weren't enough.)
What do you think about this franchise reboot? Is this enough to get you excited to see Danno "book 'em" once again?
Hawaii Five-0 is set to debut this November on the 'ole eye network.
Source: TV Guide