NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke has announced that the popular series, Heroes, will return to the network with a 13 episode miniseries entitled Heroes Reborn. NBC is keeping story and character details quiet for the time being although they have revealed that original creator and executive producer Tim Kring will return to helm the new series.
Heroes Reborn will be a stand-alone story arc but Jennifer Salke has stated that she “won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.” Prior to the 2015 premiere NBC plans to produce a digital series to introduce new characters and storylines.
Jennifer Salke said this of the show’s revival:
The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening. Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. 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.
NBC also released a short teaser trailer which you can view below.