‘Heroes’ Reborn on NBC in Summer 2015

Heroes RebornThat’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.

Here’s the official press release:

NBC is bringing back its conquering “Heroes.”

An iconic series that still commands a rabid fan base, “Heroes” will return to the network in 2015 as an event miniseries with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced today by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes for a new stand-alone story arc entitled “Heroes Reborn,” with all details of storylines and characters being kept under wraps.

“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”

The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.

With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines. This leveraging of social media is a way for fans to re-engage with what was one for the true pioneers in multiplatform storytelling.

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The iconic sci-fi series, which ran on NBC from 2006-10 and was an immediate hit, ranked as television’s #1 new drama with an average audience of 14.5 million viewers during its initial season. The show was Golden Globe-nominated in its first year of eligibility for best drama series; it won the BAFTA Award for best international series, the AFI Award, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award, two People’s Choice Awards and the Television Critics Association Award for Program of the Year.

“Heroes” remains one of the best-selling TV series on DVD of all time with more than 10 million units sold.

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