NBC to Revive 'Heroes' With 'Heroes Reborn' Miniseries
'Heroes' fans rejoice: NBC has announced plans to revive the series with a 13-episode miniseries titled 'Heroes Reborn,' set to debut in 2015. NBC snuck a teaser commerical in during Saturday evening's Olympics coverage, before issuing an official announcement.
"The enormous impact 'Heroes' had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in the announcement. "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."
Original series creator Tim Kring will return for the reboot, but will he be the only one? "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," Salke says.
While fans are already clamoring for Milo Ventimiglia's return as Peter Petrelli, Ventimiglia recently signed on to co-star in ABC's alien drama pilot 'The Visitors.' Since 'Heroes' ended in 2010, the cast has gone on to a variety of different roles, including The Cheerleader (Hayden Panettiere) finding country stardom on 'Nashville,' to Sylar (Zachary Quinto) bouncing from Spock in the 'Star Trek' films, to murder and mania on 'American Horror Story.'
This exciting news might be met with mixed results from some fans. While the series started off to much acclaim from critics and audiences alike, many felt it collapsed in its second season, though it continued to air for a total of four seasons. Hopefully, 'Heroes Reborn' will recapture the magic the original delivered in the beginning of its run.
While 'Heroes' was a bit of a pioneer for the recent superhero TV trend, 'Heroes Reborn' finds itself in good company, alongside The CW's 'Arrow,' its spin-off 'The Flash,' FOX's Batman prequel 'Gotham,' and 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' on ABC.
I couldn't believe it, when i heard it, any excuse for a remake & not make an original show.
It went downhill since the lame 2part finale from the first season & never recovered & then used the writers strike as an excuse to finish the season early & start fresh in the 3rd season.
I only watched the third season as Kristin Bell was in it, but it didnt make up for the worst Irish accents i've heard in a long time!
If Tim Kring is still involved, its not really reborn as he didnt have much luck with Touch as that got canned as well.
I don't hold out much hope in this new series from NBC, but then again they did give Fringe a good sending off & didnt can that show, but should have left this one resting too.
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Message Posted On Feb 24th, 2014, 5:42 am
Actually liked all the seasons of Heroes so am quite happy to see it somewhat return.
Message Posted On Feb 23rd, 2014, 6:44 pm
Well, if they follow up from the end of before and have them revealed to the world that at least puts a new scenario.
Also NOT having Sylar would be a huge advantage to the plot. Great acting aside, the character was just too hard to fit into anything plotwise.
Of course, Alphas season3 would be nicer...
Message Posted On Feb 23rd, 2014, 3:01 pm
"Proof that the entertainment industry is creatively bankrupt. 'Reality' shows, vampires and zombies - TV for Dumbtards'R'Us" The problem is focusing on actors and not writing. Brit Misfits and In the Flesh were excellent examples of changing the mindset regarding heroes and Zombies. Real Humans is better in some ways than Almost Human, because it actually focuses on the human aspect of the situation. And costs less to make. Money ain't everything when producing quality programming. One of the reasons Brit humor is so over the top is the supply far less funding for sets and salaries. I just watched the entire Corner Gass series, every episode was very funny and rarely stopped to sexual innuendo or low comedy for laughs. Lost Girl remains one of the best Supernatural themed works because if it's writing, and acting, not because of the money spent on sets and effects.
Message Posted On Feb 23rd, 2014, 1:58 pm
I'm just happy it's not another cop drama
Message Posted On Feb 23rd, 2014, 1:39 pm
Proof that the entertainment industry is creatively bankrupt. 'Reality' shows, vampires and zombies - TV for Dumbtards'R'Us
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Message Posted On Feb 23rd, 2014, 11:46 am
Considering it went downhill after season 1 I dont get why they'd want to revive it.
Message Posted On Feb 23rd, 2014, 6:24 am
Perpetually virgin cheerleader, later utilized by perpetually virgin Vampire in True Blood. Only real fans understand.
Message Posted On Feb 23rd, 2014, 5:19 am
Another stupid idea. Why not make something new and this time don't ruin it like you did with Heroes.