MSN/XBox in Talks to Revive NBC’s Superhero Drama Heroes


Heroes Cast Photo

If you’re a fan of NBC’s “Heroes” TV show and was totally bummed when the network gave it the shaft after its 4th season 3 years ago, then rejoice, “Heroes” fans, because it sounds like you might get your TV show back, even if it, well, might not end up on TV this time.

According to TVline, word has MSN being in very “early talks” to acquire and revive the NBC superhero drama as part of their interest in original programming through their Xbox channel:

Details remain sketchy, but sources confirm that MSN is interested in relaunching the once red-hot NBC Universal franchise with new stories and heroes, while mixing in cameos from the original series’ cast (schedules and interest permitting). The talks are said to be in the preliminary stages.

Now that’s certainly good news for fans of the show sad to see it go off the air 3 years ago. “Heroes” came out of the gates gangbusters, but got in trouble when the Writers Strike hit during Season 2, and it never really recovered after that.

Most of the show’s former castmembers have gone on to do bigger and better things, including landing on different TV shows. Fan-favorite Masi Oka is on “Hawaii Five-O”, everyone’s favorite cheerleader Hayden Panettiere is on “Nashville”, and Ali Larter, along with Milo Ventimiglia are doing movies now. Show Big Bad Zachary Quinto, of course, is Spock in the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise.

Former “Heroes” creator/producer Tim Kring is currently struggling mightily with his latest show, the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted “Touch”, so it’s entirely possible he might return to front the new show too (should it get off the ground, that is).

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    Tim Kring should be kept away from the new show with a cloud sword. His incompetence and NBC’s inability to bring on writers, are what got the show in trouble in the first place. Tim Kring is the same dude who stood in front of a board of people trying to pitch a super villain that uses the “mastery of magnetism” to do his evil deeds. EVEN the suits had to ask him if he had ever heard of the X-men, or Magneto. That type of criminal negligence doesn’t deserve a show. If the show is revived, they need to completely give it over to someone with a writing staff that has more up their sleeve than time travel and end of the world drawings.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Oh please let this happen!