For those people that were watching the Olympics at just the right time, some fans may already be aware of the big news involving NBC's Heroes. The series has been a cult favorite for years, and previously ran for four seasons before getting cancelled.
NBC teased the die hard fans of its old show with a new series that will premiere next year during last night's coverage of the Olympics, and revealed that the new series will be called Heroes: Reborn. NBC will bring the show back for 13 more episodes during the 2015 season.
With all of the people that have been watching the Olympics, it has been used as an outlet for others to premiere new videos in relation to upcoming films as well, with the film Divergent releasing their latest clip during Thursday's Olympic coverage.
NBC's Heroes has had a large number of fans since its departure from the network in 2010, as people continue to re-watch it, and discover it through its addition to Netflix. The series blended elements of drama, action, and science fiction, and was a thrilling show with an ensemble cast that was used to launch the careers of several actors.
While the new show is scheduled to have its own cast and plot, there is a chance that at least a few characters may return to the limited event series.
NBC IS REBOOTING HEROES THIS IS LITERALLY THE MOST PERFECT THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISON
— Zack Handlen (@zhandlen) February 23, 2014
Entertainment President Jennifer Salke teased the news when saying "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 upcoming Heroes: Reborn is set to center on a new set of characters, with a brand new plot for people to get excited for. While the show started out with virtually none of its stars being well-known when it premiered in 2006, a few have gone on to receive starring roles in their own films and television shows, most notably Hayden Panettiere and Zachary Quinto.
NBC's new version of Heroes will come from the show's original creator, Tim Kring. He has clearly been paying attention to the news that has been buzzing about the upcoming reboot of 24, and will be making a revival of Heroes, which may share some similarities.
NBC HEROES REBORN. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. 2015!!!!!! #savethecheerleadersavetheworld
— Natalie Undis (@NatalieUndis) February 23, 2014
Heroes returning to NBC in 2015- best tv news since the return of 24!
— Devin Pogue (@dgpogue) February 23, 2014
Science fiction continues to be a hot genre with the revival of several other comic book heroes such as Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, and ABC has also had success with the recent Agents Of SHIELD, paving the way for a revival of another series of the past. Although the plot for Heroes: Reborn is being kept under wraps, fans are likely to theorize about what could be happening with the new series.
Are fans excited for more of NBC's Heroes?
— Ellen Bridge (@ellenrbridge) February 23, 2014
What was that commercial? Is Heroes coming back to NBC in 2015?! #heroesreborn
— Luke Dosiek (@dosiek) February 23, 2014
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