Microsoft to revive Heroes TV series?

News Aaron Birch 18 Apr 2013 - 07:38

Rumours are circulating about a possible Heroes resurrection, courtesy of Microsoft and the Xbox...

It was once one of the biggest things on TV, but despite a strong first series, NBC's Heroes quickly lost steam, and after being affected by the writer's strike, and losing uber-talented consulting writer and producer, Bryan Fuller (who returned later, but couldn't save the series), it never really got back on track, despite a big effort and the backing of loyal fans.

Strong characters were wasted, poor decisions were made, and many fans simply lost faith. After four runs, the series saw its end in February 2010, with plenty of original viewers never even seeing the finale.

Well, those that did stick with the series may be in for a surprise if the latest rumours are true. According to a report on entertainment blog, TVLine, Microsoft is currently in preliminary talks with NBC to bring back the series as part of the Xbox Original Content video project.

If successful, the new series, which would be available via the Xbox, would introduce new characters and a whole new storyline, with cameo appearances from some of the original series' cast.

Microsoft hired ex-NBC Development Executive Jada Miranda earlier in the year to oversee the new Xbox entertainment section, so it's not that hard to believe that a Heroes return is possible. We'll bring you more news as we get it.

TVLine

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