NBC say the surprising return is 'shrouded in secrecy'
'Heroes' was one of the most talked dramas on television when it aired in 2006, initially being well received as an original concept, then because of the stark dip in quality, which became an in-joke for the media’s more satirical outlets.
Remember 'Heroes'? Well, It's Back.
Now, it seems, Heroes is back for more. The studio plan to bring the show back in 2015 as a miniseries - imaginatively titled: 'Heroes Reborn.' NBC aired a teaser during its Olympics coverage on Saturday, giving fans of the cult hit a real thrill.
“The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another instalment.”
Heroes, which sees a bunch of ordinary people discover they have super powers, was originally a smash hit with fans and critics alike, with high ratings and brilliant reviews. But when it returned with a second season, perceptions changed. The critics started picking out faults, and subsequent third and fourth seasons saw a drastic fall in ratings.
But NBC are clearly subscribing to the ‘any publicity is good publicity’ and think Heroes will provie successful upon a return. The original creator, Tim Kring, is back on board and ready to work on the reboot.
“We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept,” added Salke. “Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”