It has been more than a year since that brief Super Bowl trailer told the world that Heroes was returning for a sort of reboot. Well, after all that waiting the first full-length trailer for Heroes Reborn has arrived and it’s a bit meh.
Five years after the abrupt cancellation of the show, series creator Tim Kring brings a few familiar faces and a whole bunch of newbies together for Heroes Reborn. Your excitement for this 13 episode event series will likely depend on how much you enjoyed the original run. Season one was a TV phenomenon and its status was well earned, had Kring decided to end it there it would have gone down in history as a near perfect self-contained story.
Then, the writer’s strike of 2007 took hold and forced Heroes to abandon half of its second season with a drastically reduced episode count. If you thought season two was messy, by the end of the bloated third year, you’d pine for the mediocrely plodding shortened season two.
Credit where credit is due, Heroes pulled it back from the brink for its fourth and final season with a refocused narrative and went out with grace with its finale. I’m curious about Heroes Reborn; I liked the first and fourth season enough to give the new incarnation a watch. The limited event series format has done wonders to cut out the filler episodes (yes you 24) and add a sense of urgency to proceedings. Will it work for Heroes and relaunch a one-time sensation? Find out this September.
From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC’s original critically-acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, comes “Heroes Reborn,” an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.
Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.
Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.
While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”).