Olympics Commercial Announces The Return Of NBC’s HEROES In 2015
Well here’s the weirdest news you’ll hear this week- NBC is bringing back Heroes as a limited, stand-alone miniseries. The news was dropped during an Olympics commercial where the iconic Heroes logo popped up with the news that the series would be coming back in 2015. The new 13-episode story is called Heroes Reborn and original series creator Tim Kring is executive producing. The TV spot, which you can see below, didn’t reveal much other than the show’s return but now some details are starting to squeak out.
Heroes Reborn is a new stand-alone story arc that will run for 13-episodes with Kring involved. The show will air in 2015 and details on the storyline and cast of characters will be kept under wraps for several months. NBC released the following comment from Entertainment President Jennifer Salke (via EW):
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. 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 show really helped establish the superhero craze back when it started in 2006, but the quality of the show degraded drastically with each season before finally being cancelled in 2010. It was one of the few shows where fans were actually asking for it to be put out to pasture. The series is getting a comic book from Dynamite Entertainment later this year, so it seems like 2014 and 2015 will really rejuvenate the world in more ways than one. Heroes launched a few careers, most notably Zachary Quinto, so there’s no telling if any of the big names will be bothered for a return. Fox is rebooting 24, so it only makes sense NBC wants to reboot something that brought them a lot of success. This story is still developing, so stay tuned for updates. What do you think about Heroes coming back for 13 more episodes?
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