NBC teased the return of Heroes, the television series created by Tim Kring, which ended in 2010, with a new 15 second trailer. Whilst the trailer doesn’t reveal any plot details, characters or ideas planned for the forthcoming show, it does show off a familiar intro of the earth eclipsing the sun. The brief spot featured a fade-in on the “Heroes” logo with the word “Reborn” added along with “Coming 2015.”
Heroes: Reborn, billed as an event miniseries, will run 13 episodes and a digital series will bow prior to the TV return to introduce (or perhaps re-introduce) fans to the characters that will be the focus of Reborn. “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. 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,” posted NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.
Heroes remains one of the best-selling TV series on DVD of all time with more than 10 million units sold.
The announcement is met with mixed feelings from fans who saw the show’s rise and fall from popularity in the last few years.