NBC Officially resurrects Heroes
It’s official. NBC is rebooting the Heroes franchise.
The iconic TV series about a group of ordinary people who discover extraordinary powers ran from 2006 to 2010 and remains one of the best-selling TV series on DVD of all time with more than 10 million units sold. The show also launched Zachary Quinto on the path to super stardom and leveraged the power of social media with the phrase “Save the Cheerleader, save the world.”
NBC has ordered 13 episodes that will serve as a stand-alone mini-series entitled Heroes Reborn.
Heroes creator Tim Kring is on board as creator and executive producer. At this time details, characters and story lines remain a secret, although NBC has teased that audiences may see some familiar faces popping up from time to time.
Speaking over the weekend, 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 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. 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 also plans to launch a digital series just prior to the 2015 premiere launch of Heroes Reborn with the intention of introducing new characters and story lines.