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.

#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.

via NBC

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4 Comments

  1. Bob
    February 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm — Reply

    That’s it?!? Nothing further?I was hoping for more. At least some basic info,who’s been signed etc.But at least Tim Kring is at the helm again and has learned the lessons that caused the show to get canceled to begin with.

  2. Daniel Langsdale
    February 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm — Reply

    Let’s hope that this “Heroes Reborn” is nothing like the similarly titled Marvel product from 15 years ago.

    -Dan’L

  3. Doctor Dinosaur
    February 24, 2014 at 12:07 am — Reply

    “still commands a rabid fan base” .. I am sceptical towards that statement.

  4. February 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm — Reply

    This could be amazing, or it could be really bad. The fact that this has a defined finite run gives me hope. I think Kring can guide a complete self-contained story very well. We don’t need grand three year plans, we need payoff for our time investment. This was what we got during the first season, and I hope it is what we get in Reborn.

    I would personally rather see them with all new character, with possibly very small cameos from the old series regulars. The one caveat to that is that I would be ok with the return of all of the characters involved in the future rebels story if they explore that alternate timeline instead. Bad-ass Hiro was the best, and the only Hiro that should exist in the new series :)

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