Well, what can I say, except we’ve had a lot of false hopes about a “Heroes” revival in 2013, with the biggest being MSN reportedly in talks to bring back the show on their streaming service. Turns out, that didn’t happen, which isn’t too surprising in the world of TV, where deals get discussed and reported, but don’t always go through.
That’s the bad news. The good news? “Heroes” is officially returning to NBC!
Here’s the official NBC press release about the revival:
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.
There you go, “Heroes” fans! The show is coming back as a 13-episode mini-series in 2015!
And this time it’s official!
Here’s the promo that NBC released during their Olympics coverage on Saturday: