Robert Knepper Joins Heroes
It looks like Heroes, which used to be an awesome show back in season 1, but has recently lost its way, is going to get a major boost. Robert Knepper (T-Bag) will be joining the show in the fall as a villain. What a fantastic idea. Other than Sylar (played by the talented Zachary Quinto), Knepper is fantastic at playing evil, creepy characters. So, maybe all you T-Bag fans should start watching Heroes in the fall.
Here’s what the Hollywood Reporter has to say about his new character:
Robert Knepper continues his villainous streak. Coming off a role as bad guy Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell on Fox’s “Prison Break,” Knepper has been tapped as the new lead villain on NBC’s “Heroes” next season.
In at least six episodes of the series’ fourth season, Knepper will play Samuel, a Jim Jones type — charismatic but evil, with a twisted sense of humor — who will veer into the lives of all heroes. The character had been referred to as “Carnival Barker” in the series breakdown released last month.
“Heroes” is slated to return in the fall for a “Lost”-style all-original run in a new time slot at 8 p.m. on Mondays. The sci-fi drama — which enjoys a strong online following — will share its time period with another fan favorite, “Chuck,” which will take over in midseason.Production on the UMS-produced “Heroes” is scheduled to begin later this week.
Knepper is perhaps best known for playing a character on “Prison Break” that viewers loved to hate — T-Bag, a murderer, rapist and supremacist. On the bigscreen, he was most recently seen in “Transporter 3” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”