'Heroes' to return as NBC miniseries in 2015
First "24," now "Heroes" is making a (brief) comeback.
The sci-fi drama is set to return to NBC in 2015 as an "event miniseries," the network announced in a statement on Sunday, Feb. 23. NBC has ordered 13 episodes for a stand-alone story arc, which is titled "Heroes Reborn." A teaser for the miniseries was released and can be viewed below.
Tim Kring, the original series creator and executive producer, is back on board to helm the project. No casting announcements have been made.
"The enormous impact 'Heroes' had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "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," Salke added. "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."
"Heroes" debuted in September 2006 and ran for four seasons. The series told the story of ordinary people who develop superhuman abilities and starred Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, Milo Ventimiglia, Ali Larter, Greg Grunberg, Jack Coleman and Adrian Pasdar.
Before "Heroes Reborn" premieres, NBC will launch a digital series to introduce the characters featured in the miniseries and new storylines.