Prison Break Baddie Joins Heroes


Robert Knepper, who played Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell on Fox’s “Prison Break,” has been tapped as the new lead villain on NBC’s “Heroes” next season, says The Hollywood Reporter.

In at least six episodes of the series’ fourth season, Knepper will play Samuel, a Jim Jones type — charismatic but evil, with a twisted sense of humor — who will veer into the lives of all heroes.

The character had been referred to as “Carnival Barker” in the series breakdown released last month. Filming for “Heroes” will start again later this week.