Those of you who have been lying in wait ever since the widely popular NBC series Heroes went off the air may be able to stop waiting sooner than you thought. If you were watching NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi on Saturday night, you saw something that probably got you incredibly excited. NBC is in the process of bringing Heroes back to the network.
Now, this is going to be just a little bit different than the Heroes that you remember. Rather than being a traditional television series, Heroes: Reborn is being billed as an event mini-series. By all definitions, this means that the storyline will be wrapped up within the 13 episodes.
There are a number of shows that share a similar format. Shows like FX’s American Horror Story and HBO’s new series True Detective operate on the same format.
At this point, they are keeping the details of the story under strict lock and key.
For now, it looks like we will be meeting a whole new group of heroes; however, there is still a chance that we may see some of the characters that we grew to love during the original series. According to show’s official website, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said that the possibility had not been ruled out.
“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.”
The network does plan to launch a digital series prior to the 2015 launch that will introduce the characters and give fans a look at what is ahead for the new cast of heroes.
Until then, we can all just sit back and relax and of course speculate on the road ahead and try to guess which stars from the original series will be making a comeback, if any, in the new series.
Are you excited to see Heroes come back to NBC? Which original cast member would you like to see return for Heroes: Reborn? Let us know what you think in the comments below.