NBC Winter Olympics Trailer announces Heroes set to return. As if the Super Bowl spot for 24: Live Another Day wasn’t enough, for proponents of cult TV revival (Veronica Mars, Chuck, etc.), a previously unannounced trailer, aired during last night’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, declared a follow up to NBC’s comic book inspired Heroes series.
The 13 episode run is being described as a self-contained, stand-alone treatment, with Heroes creator and Executive Producer, Tim Kring, as showrunner. What remains to be seen is how Heroes Reborn will relate to the original series (if at all), regarding cast, characters, and story.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke on Heroes Reborn:
“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.”
The original series has not been off the air all that long, and remains fresh in the minds of many viewers (for all the wrong reasons, in a lot of cases). Nevertheless, NBC plans to run a web series, intended to introduce/ re-introduce the show’s particulars to audiences, ahead of Reborn‘s launch.
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