Cult series to return with new stories and characters
NBC has announced its cult sci-fi series Heroes is to be resurrected for a special 2015 miniseries event of thirteen new episodes.
The series titled: Heroes Reborn, will be produced by original creator and executive producer Tim Kring, with the 13 episodes said to follow a new stand-alone story arc.
The series, which ran for four seasons starred, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Ali Larter, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Masi Oka and Zachary Quinto amongst an ensemble cast, as seemingly unconnected, ordinary human beings who discover they have superhuman abilities. They later learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said:
“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,”
Adding: “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.”
NBC will release a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere, which will introduce the characters and new storylines.
Heroes aired on BBC Two in the UK. It’s yet unknown if Heroes Reborn will be picked up for UK audiences.