NBC’s sci-fi TV series Heroes became a global hit when it released in 2006, and fans were heart-broken when it was abruptly canceled in 2010 without a proper ending. Nearly four years later, it’s set to return.
A 20-second ad spot ran during the Olympics, which teased the show’s return, but didn’t offer details other than that it’s scheduled for 2015.
NBC officially announced this week that the series, now titled Heroes Reborn, will return for a 13-episode run in 2015. Details, however, are sparse. Characters have yet to be announced, but it’s said to be a stand-alone story with original series creator Tim Kring at the helm.
“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. 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 was canceled in 2010 after four seasons. NBC also revealed they will introduce new storylines and characters to the mythology via a web series prior to Heroes’ return in 2015.