NBC Bringing Back Popular Drama Series After a Few Years Off the Air Deadline
NBC is reviving one of its most popular drama series of recent years. Deadline.com reports that the network has a new installment of “Heroes” in the works, which NBC will air as an event miniseries.
The original "Heroes" wrapped in 2010 after a four-season run on NBC. Creator Tim Kring will oversee the new 13-episode miniseries, which will be called “Heroes: Reborn” and is set to air in 2015.
The new production will be built around new characters, but NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke is quoted in the story saying, "We won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in."
The original cast included Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, Greg Grunberg and Ali Larter. The new characters and story lines for the event miniseries will be introduced to viewers via a digital series before the TV show airs.
The piece notes: “‘Heroes’ epitomizes the pitfalls of heavily serialized drama series. It launched in 2006 with a very strong first-season arc, becoming a critical darling as well as an instant pop culture phenomenon that coined the famous tagline ‘Save the Cheerleader Save the World.’ But it then struggled to maintain the momentum and reinvent itself, ending its run after four seasons. Nevertheless, ‘Heroes’ quickly earned a cult status, with fans still passionate about it and rallying to bring it back.”