As previously mentioned on the site, Kristen Bell was not signed for Season 3, although from everything we’re hearing, this is being taken care off, and it looks like a go. The fact is, Elle was supposed to only appear in Season 2, but since that season was cut short, and Elle’s character arc has (we assume) not come full circle yet, Tim Kring and company will want to bring Bell back for Season 3, if only to finish off Elle’s arc — but perhaps to give Elle a regular role, who knows?
Kristin over at E! Online has a couple of tidbits about Bell’s impending signing for Season 3, and Hayden Panettiere’s possible lack off presence in the first few episodes of Season 3.
I have it on good authority that Elle is very much a part of the writers’ grand plan for season three. (Fear not: Kring loves her just as much as we do!) So, if there is a holdup, I assure you it is more on the business (rather than creative) side of things, and there is still time to get this worked out before they go back into production. Oh, and by the by, we might not see much of Claire-bear in the first episode or two. Hayden P told us at her Candies soiree that production is “gearing up in April and I’ll be joining them in May when I come back from shooting I Love You, Beth Cooper in Vancouver.”
I hate to say it, and I know this will make a lot of people angry, but the less I see of Claire Bear in Season 3, the better. I just don’t see any purpose for her character anymore. Save the Beverly Hills 90210 stuff for the CW, we need more adult-oriented storylines in Heroes. But hey, maybe it’s just me…