The saga of Heroes, the NBC TV show about ordinary people with incredible powers, is an example of a series that peak too fast and then flounder under a showrunner who has no idea where to take his series next. In hindsight, perhaps Heroes was also ahead of its time. With a new comic book-based movie coming out every other week at the movie theater, and a TV schedule now filled with superheroes, the time couldn’t possibly be more rip for a Heroes redux. Which brings us to Heroes Reborn, the 13-episode “event series” relaunch of Heroes coming to NBC this fall. What is about? We don’t know, but here are three new images.
Courtesy of the Peacock Network, are three new images from Heroes Reborn featuring the series’ new star Zachary Levi as Luke Collins, Kiki Sukezane as the samurai sword-wielding Miko Otomo, and returning co-star Jack Coleman as Noah “Horn-Rimmed Glasses” Bennet. From the looks of it, $#!% is already serious.
The images’ release were part of NBC’s Upfronts announcement today, at which they revealed that Heroes Reborn will debut in the fall on Thursdays as lead-in to The Blacklist.
The saga behind the 2006 breakout series “Heroes” will continue this fall as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept.
This highly anticipated 13-episode event series will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season, where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities.
Original cast member Jack Coleman will reprise his role as H.R.G., Jimmy Jean-Louis returns as The Haitian, and Masi Oka will be back as Hiro Nakamura. Also joining the cast are Zachary Levi (of NBC’s “Chuck” and the Marvel franchise “Thor”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″), Kiki Sukezane (“Death Yankee 3″), Henry Zebrowski (NBC’s “A to Z”) and (“Gatlin Green From Criminal Minds”).
With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the premiere that will introduce new characters and storylines that will take the “Heroes” phenomenon to new places. NBC’s digital platforms, as well as Hulu and video-on-demand, will debut the online prequel to the series prior to the show’s premiere.
Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton will serve as executive producers.
Produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television, “Heroes Reborn” will air in fall 2015 on NBC.
And now you know the rest of the story. Except, you know, the story. Heroes Reborn will air Thursdays at 8 pm on NBC.