“Heroes” premiered with a strong start in 2006, but was cut short after four seasons when ratings began to decline. Now, NBC is giving the superhero-themed series another go with a limited run in 2015.
NBC announced it on a big way during the Winter Olympics. The network ran a promo announcing that the Emmy-winning drama Heroes will return for a special 13-episode miniseries event titled “Heroes Reborn in 2015.”
Aside from ‘Heroes’ creator Tim Kring working as executive producer, no other details about the storyline were revealed. The new episodes will reportedly be part of a self-contained arc that introduces new characters. Due to the limited episodes, a web series will be shown before each episode to meet some of the new heroes much better.
No news yet if all or only some of the original cast members – like Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, and Masi Oka – will return.
Heroes ran from 2006 to 2010. It earned Emmy nods for ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ and Supporting Actor for star Masi Oka. The second season was caught in the middle of the Writers Guild of America strike that resulted in gaps on schedules and a decline in the overall quality of the storylines.
Photos by: NBC/Heroes/