“Heroes” is back! No, seriously. After some promising leads about a revival in 2013, NBC has now officially stepped up to the plate to make it a reality. The network earlier teased the show’s return, which originally ran from 2006 to 2010, during their Saturday Olympics coverage, releasing a 20-second promo spot that you can check out below in case you missed it.
They’ve since followed that up with a press release confirming the upcoming 13-episode 2015 revival:
NBC is bringing back its conquering “Heroes.”
An iconic series that still commands a rabid fan base, “Heroes” will return to the network in 2015 as an event miniseries with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced today by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.
“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.”
The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.
With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” 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.
I’m guessing it shouldn’t be too difficult to get everyone back for all 13 episodes. No one from the show has really blown up in the movies, though I guess you could say show bad guy Zachary Quinto is probably the most successful former castmember, but even he has time to do G.E. ads. As for everyone else, they’ve been spending a lot of time on TV, so a chance to get back into their “Heroes” groove should be a no-brainer.
Get ready for more “Heroes” in 2015!