Bratz: The Movie star Janel Parrish has landed a multi-episode arc on the hit NBC series “Heroes,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
In three episodes of Universal Media Studios’ sci-fi drama, Parrish will play May, the head cheerleader at the new school that Claire (Hayden Panettiere) attends.
In addition to playing one of the leads in Lionsgate’s “Bratz,” Parrish recorded a song for the film’s soundtrack, “Rainy Day,” which she wrote and performed.
In related news, TV Guide revealed a few days ago that “Star Trek” star Nichelle Nichols will join fellow Trekker George Takei as a recurring player on “Heroes.” (Spoilers ahead!) Showing up in the season’s fourth episode, she’ll play Nana, a New Orleans doyenne whose daughter died during Hurricane Katrina.
“Nana is tough and undaunted and like the blues she just keeps rising to the occasion,” Nichols told the magazine. The character, who is in dire financial straits, has moved back into her once-flooded home, where she cares for her two grandchildren. One of them, new hero Monica (“The Nine’s” Dana Davis), is an avenging angel intent on bringing justice to the corruption-plagued Big Easy.
Nana is also a great-aunt to Micah, the junior hero played by series regular Noah Gray-Cabey. “Micah is sent to New Orleans to live with the family,” Nichols added.