There are some big changes in store for Heroes in the near future, including one pivotal new character. According to Entertainment Weekly, John Glover has been cast as Sylar's father in Heroes.

Glover, who has villain-dad experience from playing Lex Luthor's father in Smallville, is said to appear towards the end of the series' next volume, which is entitled "Fugitives."

"When Sylar meets his father, he's going to see a path ahead of him that he doesn't want to take," reveals a Heroes insider. "He has a lot more in common with his father than he realized."

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Entertainment Weekly also caught up with Bryan Fuller, who is returning to the series after his creation Pushing Daisies was cancelled. Fuller was a consulting producer and writer in the show's phenomenally-successful first season, and he will be re-joining the series in Episode 19 of this season. Here's some of what Fuller had to say about the new "Fugitives" volume, which will debut on February 2.

It really is a fresh start. All of the characters are back in their real lives. You see Peter as a paramedic. Claire is looking for colleges. We get away from the world of formulas and quasi-magic.

Yes. Episodes 14, 15 and 16 are amazing. The whole "Fugitives" arc starts out very strongly, and then it gets a little dense in the middle in terms of the mythology. So I came in right at the point where everybody was realizing, "Oh, we're getting too dense here and we need to put faces on stories because there is no face to a formula; there is no face to saving the world." So it's turning this big ship back into a character stream, and everyone on the writing staff shares that desire. We need to get back into a character place, because that's where this story started: Very clean, superhero metaphors to everyday life. That's the path that we're taking. But it is a big ship so it's going to take a little while to turn it.

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