NBC’s ‘Heroes’ to Return as Miniseries in 2015

NBC's 'Heroes' Return Miniseries 2015

NBC is re-engaging the “Heroes” team, ordering 13 episodes of an event miniseries to air next year with series creator Tim Kring at the helm.

NBC teased the plan to revive the franchise with a promo spot that aired during Saturday’s telecast of Olympics coverage (watch above).

The brief spot featured a fade-in on the “Heroes” logo with the word “Reborn” added along with “Coming 2015.”

There had been rumors last year that the Peacock was looking to revive the mystery-fantasy drama that aired from 2006-2010. Kring is set to exec produce 13 new episodes.

Details of the storyline are being kept under wraps. It’s described as a stand-alone arc. A digital series will bow prior to the TV return to introduce (or perhaps re-introduce) fans to the characters that will be the focus of “Reborn.”

“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment prexy 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 as a motley group of people who slowly realize they have extraordinary powers.

Here’s the “Heroes” promo from Saturday:

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  1. kyle says:

    nbc pissed me off to where I haven’t watched nbc for many yrs after they screwed up heros and the movie life and the new bionic woman . them were 3 great movies . there was also the journey man. life was my fav show of all .. I wish they would bring that back .. with the same people .. then nbc pulled that crap with anne curry. who the hell they think they are. matt and savanna are 2 stuck up aholes I wouldn’t give a crap for them .. a bunch of bullies ..

  2. Ryan says:

    Is anyone else pissed that they took the original series off on demand?

  3. Now if you can just do this with The Black Donnelly’s all will be right with the world.

    • GreenGreenGreenRed says:

      you have no idea ahhh! i thought i was the only one who loved the black donnelly’s. Did you like new Amsterdam as well?

  4. Heroes Fan says:

    Can’t wait for this.

  5. big daddy D says:

    Wtf is all this advertising BS attached to every article on here?? It’s frigging ANNOYING!!

  6. Jake says:

    Tim Kring lost his way after season 1 when he introduced too many weak heroes instead of focusing on the main heroes and villains. I’m not sure he’s the right showrunner for this series now.

  7. Paul Beyer says:

    Well in that case, I might stop watching netflix and come back to cable if they are going to actually be bringing back the shows that I left them for.. bring back Star Gate too and I will pay the $100 a month instead of just basic cable.. btw I don’t have TV now, only netflix.. I left cable since they canceled all the shows I watch..

  8. heroes fan says:

    They should definat
    ey brin back at LEAST claire, sylar, hrg and peter

  9. Liz says:

    Life, The Black Donnelly’s, Kidnapped, etc., etc., etc., and Heroes is what NBC revives. What has happened to this network?

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  11. Burajira says:

    Now do it with Chuck!!

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  14. Julienne says:

    Love the women in this series.

  15. Ryan Wol says:

    Whooooo!! It’s about time they concluded the Heroes series, great TV show but the ending was always dis-appointing… I’m eager to see these air in 2015!!

  16. faustxxx says:

    This Is such great news. I’m officially ending my boycott of refusing to watch anything on NBC.

  17. Juan Madera says:

    At the end of each episode, Kring will apologize and promises the next one will be better.

  18. big daddy D says:

    Bring it on!! Sylar rocks!!

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