New Villain For Heroes

Prison Break’s Robert (Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell) Knepper will continue his villainous streak as a new baddie for the fourth season of Heroes.

He has signed up to play a character called Samuel for at least six episodes. Apparently he’s charismatic but evil cult leader-type figure, with a twisted sense of humour. The character was referred to as a "Carnival Barker" in the series breakdown released last month.

Heroes season four will return on the Autumn on US TV in a Lost-style shortened run in a new time slot at 8pm on Mondays, with Chuck taking over that slot in the new year/. Production on the new season is scheduled to begin later this week.

Knepper has also appeared in the big screen in Transporter 3 and The Day the Earth Stood Still.