Some rather shocking small-screen related news broke over the weekend about a TV series that fans thought to be long dead, and for good reason. As it turns out, the brave souls at NBC have decided to dust off their cameras and bring favoured but hugely flawed series, Heroes back for a miniseries consisting of 13 episodes.
There’s no confirmation on whether the original cast will be returning for the newly titled Heroes Reborn, but the bet is that it’ll have to be a blinding script considering how the first show ended. After delivering a cracking first season (and perhaps a good half in the second), Heroes quickly took a nose dive after adding way too many characters to the pot, anyone and his aunt getting special powers and even super powered triplets. The show was quite literally a circus by the time it finished.
Thankfully, some cast members left fairly unscathed with Zachary Quinto going on to don some iconic Vulcan ears and the likes of Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia also making a name for themselves. One reassuring sign came from NBC President, Jennifer Salke, who confirmed that the shows creator, Tim Kring was coming back to hopefully return the show to its former glory.
Speaking to The Wrap Salke said, “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.”
What do you think though? Is there really space for Heroes to return? Well considering that the love of seeing comic book characters and superheroes on-screen hasn’t died out since the show arrived in 2006, maybe not? But could it really regain the standard it lost way back when? Here’s hoping.