NBC’s Heroes is set to return to television in 2015 in a new series entitled: Heroes Reborn. The network announced via a press release on its website and a teaser video that first aired during Olympics coverage that it would be “bringing back its conquering Heroes.”
The series originally ran four seasons (2006-2010) and is perhaps best remembered as helping to launch the careers of Zachary Quinto and Hayden Panettiere. While season one was adored by fans and critics alike, the series began to struggle critically and commercially as it went on, and was eventually cancelled. Despite rumors of a TV movie or even a comics series to wrap up the story, no continuation of the series had gained serious momentum – until now.
With original creator Tim Kring at the helm, Heroes will debut the first of a thirteen-episode order sometime in 2015. Prior to that, there will be a digital series (likely a web series of some sort) that will be utilized to re-introduce the show’s central concept and new characters. No specific details of the plot or characters have been released, but longtime fans will be happy to know that the network and creators haven’t ruled out “the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”
You can read the full press release by NBC here, and watch the debut teaser video below.
What do you think of this news? Are you happy to see a rebooted series making a return, or is NBC beating a dead horse with Heroes Rebornl? Sound off in the comments!