Heroes Reborn: Heroes Returns for a New NBC Miniseries


Teased with a brief spot (blink and you’d miss it) on NBC on Saturday, plans for a 2015 Heroes comeback were revealed as part of the network’s Olympics coverage. Called Heroes Reborn, the upcoming series is being described as an “event miniseries”, and will see “visionary” creator Tim Kring return to the show.

For those of you already feeling disappointed by the “mini-” prefix, you needn’t worry. One thing you have to love about the States is that on US TV, as many as 13 new episodes can be considered a short series. There’s little else to say about it so far, however: the plot is of course being kept tightly under wraps, though the “possibility of some of the show’s original castmembers popping back in” has not been ruled out, according to NBC Entertainment‘s President Jennifer Salke. Said Salke,

“The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening. 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.”

The Hollywood Reporter sees the move in the context of the rising popularity of sci-fi and superhero shows, noting the success of rival network ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, as well as the fact that NBC is also currently prepping an adaptation of DC’s Constantine. Like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Heroes Reborn will come with a well-established brand and fanbase, more or less guaranteed to grab viewing figures. It’s not the first series to make a comeback in this way, either: Kiefer Sutherland is also returning later this year for 24: Live Another Day.

Check out Saturday’s teaser clip below:

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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