Discusses the hit NBC show "Heroes", its characters, plots and theories.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Heroes Reborn: Season 5 Coming to NBC for 2015 (Video)

Those who thought "Heroes" was dead on NBC, it appears that next year will be the year of "Heroes Reborn." The new Heroes Reborn show will be a 13-episode miniseries from original show creator Tim Kring. Unfortunately for diehard fans of the original show, there's a bit of a wait, as the show won't be released until 2015. A teaser video for the upcoming show aired during NBC's Olympics and now has fans of the original series buzzing on the internet.

Here's a look at that "Heroes Reborn" teaser trailer video from NBC:

NBC's hit show "Heroes" first started back in Sept. 2006 and ran through Feb. 2010 finishing after four seasons. The show, as covered on this weblog, focused on everyday citizens who came to discover they had unique powers. Among the popular characters on the show were Peter Petrelli, Hiro, Claire Bennet, Noah Bennet aka "HRG", Sylar, Ando, Mohinder Suresh and Matt Parkman. Many of the actors involved, notably Hayden Panettierre and Zachary Quinto, have been involved in major shows or movies (i.e. "Nashville" on ABC and "Star Trek" reboot movies).

One has to wonder if Tim Kring decided to bring this show in due to the seeming popularity of "Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC and all of the superhero movies and news of new shows like "Gotham." It seems the idea of superheros never seems to grow old, and now has a chance to be reborn from Tim Kring. 

A few other points that many have mentioned:

  • It's unknown if the original cast members will be a part of the show, but they haven't ruled out original characters "popping in" for an episode or a few. 

  • There will be a digital series online to help introduce the new characters and stories ahead of the miniseries. 

More info is available at the official Heroes website. What do you think of the idea of "Heroes Reborn"? Excited, or has the hype fizzled with the last season of "Heroes"?

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