Hit US Sci-Fi series Heroes, an epic drama chronicling the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary powers, comes to BBC Two later this month.
Meet the Heroes:
Claire Bennet (played by Hayden Panettiere) may appear to be a regular high school cheerleader from Odessa, Texas � but she is far from that. However, Claire just wants to forget her new abilities and live a normal life. Her body can regenerate instantaneously from practically any injury that she sustains: the only limit seems to be that obstructions must be removed. Claire tests her powers by falling long distances, walking through fire and putting her hand into the waste disposal. She also seems to feel very little pain.
Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera) is a New York-based painter and comic book artist. He has a heroin addiction and, when high, he is able to create paintings that depict future violent and tragic events. He paints events weeks before they actually happen.
Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), an office worker from Japan, has always dreamed of living a life of purpose and, most of all, he has always wanted to be a hero. Hiro believes that he is able to “bend the space/time continuum” and is able to speed up or slow down his passage through time, which enables him to “teleport” by instantly moving to another point in space/time. He demonstrates by transporting himself from a busy train in Tokyo to the middle of Times Square.
Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar) is running for the US Congress and fears that his eccentric mother and younger brother will hurt his chances of winning the race. Nathan is an unwilling “hero” as he refuses to acknowledge his powers, despite fervent arguments from his brother, Peter, that supernatural abilities exist and that they are in position of them. However, can Nathan tap into his powers before it is too late?
Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) is a nurse who is experiencing extremely vivid dreams and believes that he has a supernatural connection to his brother, Nathan. He also has dreams involving both him and his brother about falling and flying. Peter believes that he has a special destiny and is meant to achieve something more, but he has yet to discover what it is.
Niki Sanders (Ali Larter) is a Las Vegas stripper who supports herself and her son by running an internet strip-tease business. She seems to have an alter ego with a very different personality, and possibly possesses super-human strength. This is apparent when she sees her reflection moving independently of her own actions.