“This is ‘Heroes’ like you’ve never seen before,” promises star Greg Grunberg, “This is ‘Heroes’ on steroids.”
Let’s hope! ‘Heroes’ was THE show when it debuted in the fall of 2006. The proto-super hero epic instantly became the buzziest show on on TV with its startling twists, movie-quality storytelling and captivating concept– there are actual beings with super powers in our midst– new to television at the time. Then came the second season and it all fell apart. The show completed four seasons, but by the end had hemorrhaged much of its initial audience.
But the show’s creator Tim Kring assures that the new ‘Heroes Reborn’ limited series will harken back to what made the show so engaging in the beginning. But it isn’t a strict reboot, nor does it simply pick up where the previous series ended. Five years have passed both in the real world and in the fictitious world of the ‘Heroes’ which, wherein last seen, Claire Bennett revealed to the world the existence of super beings… and the results weren’t good.
Castmember Masi Oka (Hiro) acknowledges that ‘Reborn’ is a “passing of the torch” from the previous cast to a new generation of heroes… and villains. The focus of the new series is on alum Jack Coleman (HRG or Noah Bennett) and Zachary Levi as the “dark” character Luke Collins.
Get a better look at the production of the new show in the behind-the-scenes video below:
‘Heroes Reborn’ also stars Cristine Rose, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Noah Gray-Cabey, Nazneen Contractor, Francesca Eastwood, Eve Harlow, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Toru Uchikado, Eve Harlow and Gatlin Green.
‘Heroes: Reborn’ premieres Sept. 24 on NBC.