NBC Orders “Heroes Reborn”

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.

#HeroesReborn

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.

Official Website: http://www.nbc.com/heroes
Twitter: @Heroes

Comments

  1. says

    I am so not watching this. Heroes started going really bad after the season 1 finale.
    At first it was an awesome TV Show, but the quality just slowly dipped until it was a pile of garbage that I couldn’t wait to be cancelled. That being said, I still watched it until the end. But the continuity errors, the personality changes, and the problems that started building up. Heck, the time travel stopped making sense after the season 1 finale. I’d explain it, but it would take a lot of words. In short, according to the final season, we have two Hiros during season 1, one who when he travels to the future sees the bad timeline, and one that when he travels to the future, sees the good timeline. They should have gone with a time cannot be changed thing, or say that Hiro can only travel to alternate futures unless he’s from that future.

    Basically, I think it all started to be messed up after the season 1 finale, because that’s where the first major continuity error happened. Basically, Peter should’ve gone supernova at the end of that first season, and everyone should’ve thought it was Syler, and a paradox should’ve been created where Hiro became a badass trying to stop it.

    Sure, season 2 wasn’t bad, and season 3 wasn’t that terrible either. But the declining quality all stems from that season 1 finale.

    Save the cheerleader, save the world? Yeah right!

    Also, did anyone ever notice how the alternate futures were always more interesting?

  2. mic77 says

    Totally agree with DanVzare on the original Heroes. The first season was great but after that the whole show went down hill. It’s continuity wasn’t as bad as today’s Once Upon a Time or Teen Wolf but it got progressively worse until the end and wound up leaving a lot of loose ends (and plot holes before it ended). I tortured myself by watching it until the end….not sure I could do it again. Maybe some series should just stay dead.

  3. says

    I absolutely loved Season 1, and I didn’t hate the season finale as much as some others did. I don’t like that they sort of squandered a few story opportunities coming from that that they could have used in S2 to go a few different directions, but S2 didn’t completely suck either (I wonder if Stackpole still has the set that was sent to the studio, LOL).

    Alas for us all, the argument could be made that the folks in charge of storytelling for Heroes S3 & S4 were in a competition with each other to see who could pull random strands of spaghetti off the wall, get those stories produced, then wait and see if fans of the shows would notice they weren’t even putting in the effort to phone it in anymore.

    I think the only other recent show that gets me anywhere near as angry about wasted potential was ABC with “Daybreak”. A potential never-ending 13-episode yearly series whose long-view arc had the potential to make LOST seem like a paint-by-numbers story? And no one saw that, or cared about that?

    Yeah, I know… I need to get some new hobbies :)

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