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‘Heroes’ sequel coming to UK


5* has acquired the UK rights to air NBC’s sci-fi drama, Heroes Reborn.

From creator/executive producer Tim Kring (Heroes), the 13-episode event series picks up a year after a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi) and Joanne (Judi Shekoni), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss. Noah Bennet, a.k.a. H.R.G. (Jack Coleman), has gone off the grid, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.

While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green), but normalcy is virtually impossible after he learns of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a sheltered upbringing, Malina (Danika Yarosh) has been told that she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, Miko (Kiki Sukezane) is trying to find her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that makes her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier, Carlos (Ryan Guzman), while Erica Kravid (Rya Kihlstedt), the head of Renautas – the highly successful tech conglomerate – has an agenda of her own.

They will cross paths with assorted heroes from the original series, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), amongst others. Yet together, their ultimate destiny is to save the world and mankind.

Heroes Reborn is produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television and will air on 5* in 2016.