As a longtime fan of the NBC tv series, Heroes, I was very pleased to hear of the return of the show in a limited series format, which will give Tim Kring and his team 13 episodes to tell the next chapter from beginning to end. Heroes Reborn is currently scheduled to air in the summer of 2015.
However, to help kick things off, they’re also creating a prequel called Heroes Reborn: Digital Series, which will be released on NBC.com, Hulu and video-on-demand.
That’s right, the long awaited follow up to Tim Kring’s tv series Heroes is actually going to happen. Heroes aired on NBC from 2006-2010, and featured a very large cast of characters with a variety of super powers. The show’s quality went downhill in the second and third seasons, but the fourth season saw some very interesting characters join the cast. It seemed they’d run out of ideas for Claire, and that storyline tooks some rather odd turns, and is probably my least favorite for her in the whole series. One of my favorite new characters was Emma, a woman who also happens to be deaf. She begins to see music and sound in color, which has the potential to become a powerful weapon.
But that’s enough about the past. If you’ve seen it, you know what I’m talking about. Where the series ends, however, is what makes me excited about where the mini-series will begin. I’m guessing it’ll pick up five years later, in real-time, from the end of the series.
Since the first episode of Heroes, I have wanted to own a recording of the score by Wendy & Lisa. Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman have composed a unique experience with the score, that sets Heroes apart from traditional superhero soundtracks. The pilot episode was first played at the San Diego Comic Con with a temporary score taken from Batman Begins. That music became the inspiration for the melodies and the tempo that was produced for the shows premiere that fall.
Last year, there was a Heroes soundtrack released (Heroes Orginal Soundtrack-Deluxe Edition), but it’s composed of songs that the writing staff listened to while writing the scripts for the show. It also included a little bit of the score, but all in all I only was able to handle it a couple of listens. It wasn’t something that I enjoyed, as I didn’t really know many of the songs, and if I did, I wasn’t a fan of the artist, for the most part.