Official synopsis lands for Heroes Reborn

News Simon Brew 12 May 2014 - 06:25

NBC has released some limited first details for the upcoming Heroes Reborn...

Back when Heroes began in 2006, it married up critical acclaim with ratings success. The failure of the subsequent seasons to recapture what made Heroes work so well - not helped by a writers' strike landing in the midst of it all - has been well documented. But NBC clearly sees some unfinished business. As such, a 13-part miniseries, by the name of Heroes Reborn, is heading to the small screen.

NBC has released an official synopsis for Heroes Reborn, which reveals very little in truth, but does seem to confirm that we're heading more down the reboot road with this one. It reads thus:

"The saga behind the 2006 breakout series Heroes will continue as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept. This highly anticipated 13-episode miniseries will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities. This series will be preceded by a new digital series that will introduce audiences to the new characters and storylines that will take the Heroes phenomenon to new places".

We'll have more on Heroes Reborn in due course. As things stand, none of the original cast have been confirmed as returning.

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I've never watched Heroes, should I begin watching from the first season? Is it worth it?

Watch the first season, skip the rest.

"This highly anticipated 13-episode miniseries"

Sure, NBC. Sure.

Yes, I certainly "highly anticipate" another series where dozens of random people have low-budget superpowers for no apparent reason.

Sounds more like a desperate plea than a synopsis.
"...will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season..."
Which reads to me like 'It will be good, honest, like the 1st series...not the other load of crap we came up with'
We all know the show went bad after the Mid 2nd Season upon where a promising show turned into a convoluted steaming pile of dog crap which had stories that seemed as though they were made up as they went along...
So I have no confidence that this will be even remotely good, whatever they come up with this time, will have to be off the chart brilliant, otherwise it's always gonna be tainted with the shitty aftertaste of the previous version.

"will reconnect with the base elements of the show's first season..." basically everyone on the show told fans that "this season will go back to what made Season 1 so special" to hype up every new volume/season. I hope that they can pull this off (and they can't do much worse than 'Villains') but i highly doubt this will be the second coming of a once great TV show.

My thoughts exactly on reading this. So highly anticipated that no-one would have cared if it never saw the light of day.

There's only one way of 'going back to what made season one great': re-embracing the original intention of having each season featuring a completely different set of characters. That allowed them to tell full character arcs and a satisfying story. The series was ruined from the moment that NBC and Kring lost their nerve, and decided to keep the same set of characters instead of telling a new story.

Anthology shows have taken off again since then - True Detective and American Horror Story have been wildly successful without the need to retain the same characters between seasons - so the concept could work if they stuck with it.

Season 1 was the best. And you could even skip the middle of that. I did and I didn't miss anything.

1st and for me also 2nd is quite well. Dont watch others!

Exactly, literally sounds like they're just re-doing series one. Sure the specific threat or whatever might differ slightly but it doesn't really seem like it's doing anything new.

Yeah I also enjoyed season 2, it's not as bad as some say but the rest are forgettable

I wonder if any other member of the original crew besides Kring is returning to the show. Tim Sale, Jeph Loeb, Greg Beeman, Allan Arkush, David Semel... It'd really help this new installment if Bryan Fuller was developing it too, but that just seems impossible.

I wouldn't be so sure about that. Regardless of how it performs ratings-wise, Heroes Reborn will be one of the most downloaded shows when it comes out; just like when it was on the air.

"This series will be preceded by a new digital series..." Oh fer cryin' out loud!

Peter Pitrelli! Hiro! A Flying Adrian Pasdar! without them, this doesn't make sense

I would suggest he avoid 2. It sullies the taste of 1.

even the climax to the first series was lacklustre. Put the money into Constantine instead.

I just pretend it's a mini-series and watch season 1.
I've seen up to the end of 3, but I just think of everything post-season 1 as a bad fanfic that was mistaken for genuine scripts.

NBC: You will anticipate! :)

The premiere, sure. Like "Agents of SHIELD". Highly anticipated, highly disappointed, gave up after 3 episodes.
Like any reboot/remake they have name recognition to give them a foot in the door, they have to quickly show they're worthy of more.

Heathens the lot of you,just watch the lot and admit you enjoyed it.

that disappointing show had 6 millions viewers and 12 for pilot ... not talking about the download here.

so yea people will probably watch heroes again and if it is good it will do a season 2 (maybe) and go downhill from there or if they can write something good will not drop.

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