Ever since ‘Heroes Reborn‘ was announced, fans of the original show have been anxiously waiting to get a glimpse of not only the new Heroes but also returning characters HRG (aka Noah Bennet), the Haitian, Matt Parkman and fan favorite Hiro Nakamura. While the previous teaser for ‘Heroes Reborn’ asked the question “Where are the heroes?”, the first trailer for the new series now gives us an answer.
The series picks up in real time 5 years after the finale of the original series. Similar to the setting of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘X-Men,’ humanity seems to have accepted that walking among us are people with extraordinary powers (after all, how can you not when Claire Bennet was last seen about to show the world her special ability?). There are some who welcome those who are different and some who find them an atrocity. ‘Heroes Reborn’ straddles that complexity when those with extraordinary abilities are being blamed for a terrorist attack in Texas which prompts them to go into hiding.
The trailer gives a brief introduction of some of the new faces in the series, but what gets fans cheering is the appearance of the original characters, mainly Hiro. No longer the wide eyed innocent, Hiro appears to now be a confident warrior.
Along with the video release, NBC also updated the show’s synopsis which gives more insight to the plight of this new generation which you can read after watching the trailer below:
From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC’s original critically-acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, comes “Heroes Reborn,” an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
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 H.R.G. (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.
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‘Heroes Reborn’ will air Thursdays on NBC at 8pm beginning September 24.