Save the Cheerleader, save the show.
NBC has announced they are reviving their successful, then not so successful, superhero drama ‘Heroes’. The show originally launched in 2006 where it set the world on fire for all of about 12 months before the shows falling ratings eventually led to it’s cancellation in 2010.
But NBC have now announced the show will return in 2015 as ‘Heroes Reborn’, a 13 part miniseries. It will have it’s own stand alone story arc but will likely contain cameos from some of the original cast. Original Heroes creator Tim Kring will be returning as Executive Producer. This isn’t a huge surprise following the cancellation of Kring’s most recent effort for Fox ‘Touch’. Which incidentally I thought was a fantastic show and was cancelled well before it’s time.
Interestingly this idea of having a stand alone series is actually in line with Kring’s original plan for ‘Heroes’ and I am very excited at the prospect of seeing how brand new story and characters will turn out creatively.
In a statement NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said “The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,”.
She then added “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.”
Below is the (utterly pointless) promo for Heroes Reborn that includes no content what so ever. Waste the time at your own peril.
So what do we think? Are we excited at the prospect or should they leave this show in the NBC graveyard?