Madeline Zima (Californication) has been set to join NBC drama Heroes's upcoming fourth season in a multi-episode arc in which she will play Gretchen, an edgy outsider and college roommate to Claire (Hayden Panettiere).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Claire is off to college where she will cross paths with a quirky student played by Zima.

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