Now there’s words you never thought you’d see again. After a strong opening season that then spiraled downwards in the following seasons, Heroes was like a shooting star that was a bright spot – especially for comic book fans in how well the genre can be treated on TV in a realistic way – that flamed out fast and burned a lot of bridges with both fans and comic book fans. The show went from an average of 14 million viewers in the first season to just under seven by its final season. It didn’t help that the second season was half the usual length and dealt with a whole host of Hollywood issues that was fueled by the writers strike that killed a lot of series.
But now, NBC is looking to revive the property as they’re looking for anything that can help them claw back from the abyss with 2015 revival season series that will be called Heroes Reborn. The show is bringing back Tim Kring to get it all together and it’s slotted for a 13 episode run, which are becoming increasingly popular both with networks and fans. Kring has indicated that it will be a new cast of characters and no stories details are to be shared yet, but there is a chance that some of the former characters may pop in for cameos.
The characters and plots will be introduced in a digital series that will precede the TV premiere.
NBC president Jennifer Salke said: “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.”
[Source: USA Today]