There are few first seasons of a any show that were as good as NBC’s Heroes. It quickly became appointment television for millions of people. Characters like Mohinder, the cheerleader, Sylar, Hiro, and the Man in the Horned Rimmed Glasses captured audiences across the globe. Seasons 2-4 were a disappointment to say the least. Some blamed the decline on the 2007-08 writers strike, others thought the show ran its course in Season 1.
With the box office and TV ratings booming with masked heroes, NBC thought it was a good idea to bring the show back with Heroes Reborn.
Here’s what NBC has to say about its 13 episode television show:
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 HRG (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”).
Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, “Masters of Sex”), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas has an agenda of her own.
For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.
It looks like Heroes is going with the X-Men theme of the government bagging and tagging mutants. We’ll get mutants on the run, hate groups, and regular humans willing to help. The end of the trailer teases a much bigger problem headed humanity’s way and the heroes are the ones who will be there to stop it.
I’m really hoping this works out. Not just because I loved the first season, but because NBC desperately needs a hit show. Its been a few years since they’ve had a show that anchored that network.
Check out the trailer below:
Heroes Reborn premiers on on NBC September 24th