NBC is reprising their popular “Heroes” show, ordering 13 new episodes of an event miniseries to air in 2015 with the series creator Tim King at the helm.
NBC first teased the plan to reboot the franchise with a promo spot that aired during Saturday’s telecast of the Olympics coverage.
The brief promotion featured a fade-in on the “Heroes” logo along with the word “Reborn” along with “Coming 2015”.
There have been rumors for years that NBC was looking to revive the once popular mystery-fantasy drama that aired from 2006-2010. It looks as though 2015, 5 years later is the time for the show to make its comeback. Kring is set to executive produce 13 brand new episodes.
Details of the storyline have yet to be revealed. It is being described as a stand-alone arc. A digital series will bow prior to the NBC TV return to introduce (or maybe even re-introduce) fans to the characters that will be at the center of “Reborn.” At this time, no characters have been revealed as of yet.
The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” NBC Entertainment prexy Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “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 featured Zachary Quinto, Hayden Panettiere, Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar, Jack Colman, Milo Ventigmiglia, and Greg Grunberg as a group of average people who slowly realize they have extraordinary powers.