NBC is bringing back Heroes!
This time around it will be as a 13-episode event miniseries titled Heroes Reborn. The series is coming in 2015 and creator Tim Kring on board. The plot is being kept under wraps.
NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines. This leveraging of social media is a way for fans to re-engage with what was one for the true pioneers in multiplatform storytelling.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke:
“The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening. 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.”
The decision to revive Heroes comes no doubt as sci-fi and superhero shows are in right now. NBC also has a pilot coming for Constantine, with the lead actor revealed yesterday. Meanwhile ABC has found success with Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter