NBC to Revive Heroes With 13-Episode Miniseries — Will Any of the Original Cast Return?
Yatta!…? NBC’s Heroes shall be reborn, with an event miniseries from creator Tim Kring.
The Peacock network has ordered 13 episodes of a new standalone arc titled Heroes Reborn, with all storyline and character details currently being kept under wraps. The miniseries will air sometime in 2015, preceded by a web series that will introduce the characters and new storylines.
The following teaser ran during NBC’s coverage of Saturday’s Winter Olympics:
“The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in announcing the project. “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,” Salke continued. “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 news comes 10 months after TVLine reported that MSN was pondering a continuation of the series as part of a push for its Xbox platform.