Tim Kring’s HEROES returns to NBC with HEROES REBORN in 2015 – press release & teaser video

Tim Kring’s HEROES returns to NBC with HEROES REBORN in 2015 – press release & teaser video

With all the big superhero movies raking it in at the box office, I guess it should come as no surprise that NBC thinks now would be a good time to dust off one of their most popular shows for a comeback. HEROES ran from 2006 to 2010, and was (at least at first) a huge hit for the network. I was a fan from the start, as at the time it was the closest thing we had to a solid comic book show on network television… and it wasn’t even based on a comic. The series also introduced both Hayden Panettiere (as “Claire” the indestructible cheerleader) and Zachary Quinto (as the evil “Sylar”) to the world, both of who became breakout stars in the series, and both have gone on to bigger projects since. Panettiere is going strong in the series NASHVILLE, and Quinto is of course now known as “Spock” in the JJ Abrams STAR TREK movies. While HEROES developed a loyal and passionate fan base, its fourth and what would end up being its last season found the storyline becoming rather convoluted. Ratings dropped rather drastically, and the network actually pulled the plug, leaving a lot of story points unresolved in the process. Now it looks like we’ll be getting more HEROES, though probably not many of the same characters. Tim Kring, the show’s creator, has struck a 13-episode deal with NBC to premiere next year titled HEROES REBORN, with a digital series lead in introducing new characters and stories. Some might find this unexpected, but like I said at the start of the article, superheroes are big business right now in Hollywood, and we’re guessing the network sees potential in bringing the concept back to air. The big question now will be whether or not this will see the return of any of the previous show’s notable characters. While Panettiere and Quinto are busy, a lot of the other actors have had less going on in recent years, which would make it easier to see them back in the fold. NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke even noted “…we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.” So what do you think? Will HEROES REBORN get a welcome return from viewers? Were you a fan of the original show, and will you watch this new take? Let us know in the comments. Read the official press release and see an official title treatment teaser video below.



Tim Kring to Executive Produce 13 New Episodes of Groundbreaking Series ‘Heroes’

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 22, 2014 — NBC is bringing back its conquering “Heroes.”

An iconic series that still commands a rabid fan base, “Heroes” will return to the network in 2015 as an event miniseries with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced today by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes for a new stand-alone story arc entitled “Heroes Reborn,” with all details of storylines and characters being kept under wraps.

“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “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.”

The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.

With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines. This leveraging of social media is a way for fans to re-engage with what was one for the true pioneers in multiplatform storytelling.


The iconic sci-fi series, which ran on NBC from 2006-10 and was an immediate hit, ranked as television’s #1 new drama with an average audience of 14.5 million viewers during its initial season. The show was Golden Globe-nominated in its first year of eligibility for best drama series; it won the BAFTA Award for best international series, the AFI Award, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award, two People’s Choice Awards and the Television Critics Association Award for Program of the Year.

“Heroes” remains one of the best-selling TV series on DVD of all time with more than 10 million units sold.

Site link: http://www.nbc.com/heroes

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.