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Casting Couch: Hero Thomas Dekker to "Chronicle" John Connor

Cast the cheerleader's friend, save the world.

Looks like Heroes' Claire may just need a new confidant. Actor Thomas Dekker, who plays Zach on Heroes, has just been cast as 15-year-old John Connor in FOX's pilot for The Sarah Connor Chronicles, from Warner Bros. Television.

Dekker joins the previously cast Lena Headey, who will portray John's kick-ass momma Sarah Connor in the pilot, which follows the adventures of the single mom and her saviour-to-humanity-to-be after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. (For the uninitiated, their roles were originally played by Edward Furlong and Linda Hamilton.)

Rumor has it that the troika of warriors that comprise a new take on the, heh, nuclear family in the pilot has been fully cast: by a certain actress who has herself appeared on two cult genre television series. Let the guessing begin.


Anonymous said…
Lucy Lawless!
The CineManiac said…
SO he's the 3rd person to play john conner (not counting the people who've played him in the Terminator 3-D show at Universal Studios) But why did they have to steal one of our Heroes?
I guess now that he's been mind-wiped he's no longer going to be spending all his time with Claire, but can't they find a way to bring him back in! Why Show Why?!?!?!

PS you're still not watching Heroes are you.
Anonymous said…
Thomas come back to us! Seriously! Heroes needs you! PLEASE ATLEAST MAKE A CAMEO! :3

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