Another day, another tidbit of casting news for NBC's Heroes. According to Variety, former Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell is joining the cast of the popular series for its second season.

Bell will play Elle, a sexy, mysterious young lady who has ties to the supposed death of Peter. Her multi-episode arc will kick off with Elle committing a serious crime, though her good/bad affiliations will be kept ambiguous. She will make her first appearance in October.

Creator Tim Kring stated, "This was not easy to pull off. But since we're an ensemble show, with many arcs playing out through the year, we found a way to jump into a small window in (Bell's) schedule."

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