Ivanek Hunts ‘Heroes’
Zeljko Ivanek is joining the cast of Heroes for a multi-episode arc as The Hunter, a charcter debuting in the show’s fourth volume, Fugitives. Fugitives, the follow-up to the current Villains arc, is set to debut either in January or February 2009 with the season’s 14th episode.
According to Kristin at E! Online, "Since [Volume Four] is all about fugitives, the role of the Hunter sounds pretty key, don’t you think? Tommy Lee Jones has nothing on this newbie, from what I hear…"
Ivanek has made a career out of playing smarmy, villainous characters. He’s turned memorable performances as Andre Drazen on 24, Governor Devlin on Oz and Dr. Edmund Burke on Lost. Most recently, the actor won an Emmy award for his portrayal of Ray Fiske on FX’s Damages and will reprise his role as the tortured lawyer when the series returns for a second season in January.
With Ivanek’s character described as a "Hunter," the implication is that he’ll be tracking down super-powered individuals. Will he be on HRG’s side? Against him? With The Company, or with its rival Pinehearst? Either way, his presence is bound to complicate an already complex plot.
Heroes‘ current arc, Villains, has been met with higher critical acclaim than the second season Generations arc, despite a drop in ratings. What superpower will it take to bring viewers to the show? You tell us!