In 2015, Heroes will be Reborn.
Television network NBC announced this weekend that the show will make its return in 2015, four years after it went off air.
According to the Daily Mail, Heroes Reborn will be a 13-episode miniseries.
“The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another instalment.
“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 has however been less than forthcoming about whether the original cast, featuring Hayden Panettiere, Ali Larter and Zachary Quinto, will make a return.
“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.”
Heroes was abruptly cancelled in 2010, and the show’s many fans felt that the show was never resolved. Tim Kring feels that the nature of Heroes lends itself to many possibilities.
“The Heroes brand is an extremely broad premise,” he said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“It was a premise about ordinary people, an undisclosed number of people all over the world, who were waking up to these extraordinary abilities.
“Any number of stories could happen around that. We never posited a single ending or a single premise. It wasn’t about getting off of an island or stopping something from happening.
“ We told stories in volumes that had a beginning, a middle, and an end. Those volumes could go on and on and on with many different characters. As a result, that Heroes universe is something that can be tapped into again in many ways.” - Tonight Reporter