Nichelle Nichols To Join Takei On 'Heroes'

By Christian
August 11, 2007 - 3:42 PM

Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) will be joining her Original Series cast mate George Takei (Hikaru Sulu) on the NBC hit show Heroes next season.

According to a report on the Trek Movie Report, Nichols will have a recurring role on the show, appearing in five or six episodes. Nichols' addition to the show was already hinted at recently by Heroes creator Tim Kring, when he told E! Online he was looking "for another face that will have a very similar impact" to genre fans as the casting of Takei did.

Heroes was the most successful drama series on NBC last year. Halfway through the first season, Takei joined the show as Kaito Nakamura, the father of a young Japanese Star Trek fan who can move through time and space using only his will. Last month, word already leaked out that former Star Trek: Enterprise star Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) will be playing an Irish mobster during several episodes of the show's second season.

In related news, another Heroes star recently spoke out about his desire to land a role on Star Trek XI. Following Zachary Quinto being cast as Spock, James Kyson Lee, who plays Ando on Heroes, yesterday told he would love to play the role of Hikaru Sulu. A video interview in which Lee makes clear how serious he is about trying to get into the film can be found here.

For more info on Heroes, head over to the show's official site.

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