Five years after the show was taken off the air, Heroes Reborn is set to bring the crew back as a mini-series on NBC in 2015.
Returning with the series’ original creator and executive producer Tim Kring in the driver’s seat, Heroes Reborn has been officially announced by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. And although the show is being branded as a mini-series, NBC has ordered up a full 13 episodes of the original superhero property, so this is no five or six part event; it’s more like an entire season.
One continuous story arc will preside over those 13 episodes too and that’s where the new title comes in. As you might imagine, story details are being kept pretty tightly under wraps right now, but the arc itself will be called ‘Heroes Reborn’. It’ll feature plenty of new heroes (and presumably villains) and just might bring back some of the original cast for more world-saving action.
“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “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.”
Fans looking for more Heroes can also check out the digital-only series that’ll be precipitating the return of the show next year, as NBC will also be launching an online prequel that’ll get viewers up to date with the Heroes universe and what the new characters will be all about. Expect to see that shortly before the show returns to the airwaves some time next year.
If you need your Heroes fix right this very second, don’t forget that all the original seasons of the show (2006-2010) are available on DVD and are actually some of the best-selling TV shows on the platform of all time, racking up doe 10 million+ unites sold.