"Well, it was a shock to me," Panettiere said of learning about the miniseries from her cousin. "I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that."
Panettiere played Claire, the cheerleader with cell rejuvenation, on "Heroes" from 2006 to 2010. The actress, who currently stars as Juliette on "Nashville," said she doesn't think the role will be recast for the miniseries from "Heroes" creator Tim Kring, which will feature a new set of characters. No casting has been announced, but NBC hasn't ruled out old cast members returning.
"I think it's a whole new set of characters," Panettiere said. "Who knows? It's a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, 'That was our show, our home, our family,' something that we had a major part in creating as well, and, I mean, I hope that they don't have somebody else playing our characters, that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure."