Sendhil Ramamurthy, the actor who played Mohinder Suresh in the Heroes series, is coming back to reprise his role in Heroes Reborn. Cast includes Greg Grunberg as Matt Parkman, Jack Colemanas H.R.G., Jimmy Jean-Louis as The Haitian, and Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura. All five of these actors appeared in all four seasons of the show when it hit your TV screens.
Mohinder Suresh, portrayed by Sendhil Ramamurthy. He is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and is a genetics professor at the University of Madraswho holds a PhD in parapsychology. He is attempting to find the truth behind the sudden death of his father, Chandra Suresh (portrayed by Erick Avari), and to continue his father’s research finding the ‘superhuman’ beings on Earth. In character, Suresh also provides many episodes with opening and/or closing dialogue, generally philosophical musings regarding the events that take place during the episode.
The role of Mohinder was originally written to be a 55-year old geneticist looking for super powered humans. However, Sendhil Ramamurthy’s audition was so convincing that the main character part was rewritten to be a younger geneticist following in his father’s footsteps. The concept of the older geneticist was spun off into the minor, yet central, character of Chandra Suresh.
The new series follows a “seemingly ordinary group of people who gradually become aware that they have special abilities.” According to the plot description, the story develops “showing their reactions to these powers, and how this discovery affects their personal and professional lives.”