NBC has announced that they are bringing back their ‘Heroes’ for a 13 episode miniseries airing next year, bringing back original creator Tim Kring along with them.
During Saturday’s telecast of the Olympics coverage, NBC teased the plan to revive the show. You can watch the brief tease below that included the ‘Heroes’ logo, adding “Reborn” and “Coming 2015″.
Rumors flew last year that the network wanted to revive the show, but it was all kept under wraps, as well as details of the story line. They have described it as a stand alone story rather than building on where we had left off. NBC says there will be a digital series pre-airing to re-introduce fans (or get new fans) to the old characters.
“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 starred Zachary Quinto, Hayden Panettiere, Jack Colman, Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar, Milo Ventigmiglia and Greg Grunberg.
Watch the teaser below: