NBC seemed interested on giving a new life for its unfinished business with “Heroes,” one of the network’s most profitable and successful TV series ever. The “Heroes Reborn” mini-series will premiere in 2015. Read on to find more about NBC’s upcoming event mini-series.
“Heroes,” which was aired in 2006, was a science-fiction series that featured normal people learning that they have superhuman powers and abilities. It was created by “Crossing Jordan” and “Touch” showrunner/creator Tim Kring. It stars Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, Jack Colman, Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar, Milo Ventimiglia, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez, David Anders, Dana Davis, Kristen Bell and Greg Grunberg.
“Heroes”spanned four action-packed seasons before it got cancelled at the height of low ratings and the Writers Guild of America strike in 2010. Despite its cancellation, the global phenomenon that the series reached had put the names of several cast members to stardom.
According to the show’s synopsis posted on NBC, its predecessor will now be “revitalized, re-energized and reborn.” “Heroes Reborn” will have a 13-episode miniseries that will feature new and returning cast members as they try to work hand-in-hand to regain the balance between good and evil.
Spoiler TV posted the official NBC press release for the “Heroes Reborn.” It was announced during the network’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in the statement that “Heroes Reborn” will feature new characters in Kring’s original concept.
She also confirmed that “Heroes” creator and executive producer Tim Kring will return to helm the newest addition to the ever-growing “Heroes” universe franchise.
“Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment.” Salke said in a statement posted on Spoiler TV.
On the other hand, she also said that the details on the stand-alone series remained top secret, but she assured that the series won’t close its doors for “returning” characters.
Moreover, Entertainment Weekly (EW) reported that the series would be preceded by “Heroes Reborn: Digital Series.”
The online series will serve as “Reborn’s” prequel which bridges its predecessor with the new TV series. It was said that it will be part of the first batch of the network’s jump on online programming.
“We are lucky to once again be in business with some of the top producers in Hollywood making new content to further engage fans.” NBC Entertainment Executive VP for Digital Media Robert Hayes said in a statement posted in the EW article.
And that’s it for MNG’s preview on the upcoming “Heroes Reborn.” It will premiere in 2015 on NBC. Want to be updated? Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for the updates on your favorite TV series, movies and celebrities including movie reviews, episode recaps and spoilers!