Heroes Reborn Logo NBC

Heroes Reborn Logo NBC

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.

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  • Ryan Deadpooln

    I stopped watching at the beginning of season two, so would it be worth watching the entire series? I haven’t heard great things.

    • wat

      It was terrible. One of the last lines of the last episode, after they defeated the final villain who was an evil carnival leader was: “I never did care much for carnivals!”

      The show had some of the worst writing and the cheesiest tones. I hope with the emergence of amazingly written/produced shows like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, this new miniseries has a top notch writing team. It has way too much potential to suffer again.

    • tigerface

      No! don’t watch anything past season 2, waste of time. The first couple of seasons were great. Then it’s like they never expected to get a third season, and didn’t know where they wanted the show to go. They took Peter’s powers away, added lame characters, etc.

      The lowest moment for me was when Peter and Sylar finally fight in one of the later seasons. The season had been building up to this, and they don’t even show the fight. They did some lame flashing lights behind closed doors thing, like they didn’t have the budget to do it. Terrible just terrible.

    • Van Chandler

      Season 1 was pretty good… until the season finale. They built everything up and then… nothing. It was a pretty accurate sign that the writers had a penchant for starting something and having no idea how to finish it.

      Season 2 just reinforced that suspicion. And I guess there was a Season 3 before finally getting cancelled?

      This is just NBC reaching down into the bucket to try and pull back some ratings it’s lost over the years.

  • eli

    stupid soap opera.

  • claudio vera

    The first season was great, the second one didn’t give so much, but remember that during the third season was in progress, writers went on strike.
    I hope Tim Kring to do something as good as Touch. Greets from Chile

  • Bodeanicus

    Is Jeph Loeb going to be involved, again? This makes me think of the God-awful “Heroes Reborn” Marvel arc from the 90’s.

  • Will dathrill

    I think the mini-series is the way to go. It will force the writers to keep the storyline tight and focused.

    That whole weird storyline with the circus dude in the 3rd season was just bizarre and made no sense.

  • NCBrian

    Wow – that show was atrocious. The ONLY decent thing about it was it introduced us to zach quinto who is awesome – and was great on that show.

    But the rest of it? Pure garbage – especially past the first season.

  • tay

    idc who’s on it except for hayden

  • Craig Williams

    I hope that have enough of a budget that the climactic battles can happen on-screen this time, instead of having flashing lights under doors that conveniently slam shut just as the fight breaks out…

  • Craig Williams

    As others have mentioned, only season one was any good. They expected to have a new cast each year, so when season two came around, the characters had already pretty much resolved their stoylines and the writers were left scrambling to come up with something. By season three, it was just a mess.