I am not sure if the breaking news from NBC should be embraced with enthusiasm or a great deal of skepticism. The once wildly popular series “Heroes” will make its return on NBC in 2015 with creator Tim Kring’s 13-episode standalone arc entitled “Heroes: Reborn”. The studio also released a teaser which reveals absolutely nothing but i’m sure fans of the once beloved series will be making back flips by now.
NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke said:
“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,”
“Shows with [this] 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.”
There are also talks of bringing back some of the stars which contributed to the success of the original series, Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia has been mentioned so far.
“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,”
NBC’s “Heroes” kept geeks on their toes for at least three years with an imaginary world where heroes exist among normal citizens. Everything went pear-shaped halfway through season 3 when it became nearly impossible to keep track of the storyline. After 4 seasons and 78 episodes, NBC decided to canceled the once-popular and successful drama.
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Speaking to Metro.co.uk back in 2011, series creator Tim Kring mentioned the challenges of sustaining the cult series:
“It’s hard to sustain something that’s a zeitgeist phenomenon. Things burn bright and short these days. We did an awful lot of episodes – 24 a season – which is difficult to do. A little less of it might have gone a longer way. People talked about the first season because it was new. Once the initial premise has been explored and the characters come to terms with what’s happening to them, once those questions have been answered, the questions that are asked after that are less interesting.”
Check out the synopsis for those of you who missed out on this once epic series
“What if you woke up and realized you possessed super powers? The show follows genetics professor Mohinder Suresh, who discovers there are people in the world who have extraordinary abilities while investigating the death of his father. Most of the characters in the series use their abilities to bring about positive change. However, with the good comes the bad as there are characters such as the evil Sylar, who are determined to control the world by murdering fellow heroes and stealing their powers.”