When Heroes first premiered in 2006, it offered a fresh and unique take on the superhero genre. Sure, it wore its influences on its sleeve (*cough*WATCHMEN*cough*), but it managed to keep audiences entertained with decent writing and likable characters. After its first season, though, the show quickly devolved into a convoluted mess. Nothing made any sense and the writing/performances became cliched and stilted. By the time Heroes concluded its four-season run in 2010, it had only a small fraction of the audience it had started with.
Now NBC and original Heroes showrunner/creator Tim Kring plan to reignite whatever love they can for the stagnant franchise with Heroes: Reborn, a 13-episode mini-series set to premiere this fall. They’ve just released three new images: two feature new characters Luke Collins (played by Zachary Levi of Chuck fame) and Miko Otomo (Kiki Sukezane). The third features one of the original series’ most popular characters: Noah Bennett (Jack Coleman). Check out the new images and the official synopsis below, via Screen Rant:
From original creator Tim Kring, the Supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await these newly empowered allies as they cross paths with some of the original characters (such as the beloved “HRG” and fan-favorite time-traveler Hiro Nakamura), unlocking the mysterious fate of the universe and their place within it.
Heroes Reborn will air Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. starting some time this fall. Do you think it’ll be any good or should the series just have been left alone?
Article/Image source: Screen Rant