Nashville star Hayden Panettiere has said that she has not been contacted to feature in the upcoming Heroes reboot.

The 24-year-old actress, who played cheerleader Claire Bennet in the popular science fiction television series, admitted that she found out about the upcoming Heroes reboot from her family.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Panettiere said: "It was a shock to me, and, in fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it, and, I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that."

She added: "It's a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, 'That was our show, our home, our family,' something that we had a major part in creating as well.

"I mean, I hope that they don't have somebody else playing our characters, that would be a little dagger in the heart."