Original show may have tanked, but Heroes Reborn looks genuinely exciting


Where have all the heroes gone; long time passing.
Where have all the heroes gone; long time passing.
Photo: NBC Universal

Heroes Reborn reboots the 2006 NBC cult-hit Heroes with a whole new cast of characters, and some familiar faces, too.

While the original series ended up being awful after the fantastic first season, both due to the 2007/2008 writers’ strike and series creator Tim Kring’s distraction over the latter couple of seasons.

The big draw of that first season was ordinary people discovering their extraordinary powers, set in a comic-book inspired world just brimming with possibility. You really cared for these characters as they stumbled and fell trying to become heroes in the face of a world — and a super-villain, Sylar, masterfully played by not-yet-a-superstar Zachary Quinto.

Here’s hoping the new reboot will have original creator Kring working at the top of his form again; the new trailer (below) has me pretty excited that it’s true.


Astute fans will note the return of two faces: Jack Coleman’s Noah Bennett character and Hiro Nakamura, played to awkward fan-boy perfection by Masi Oka.

As for the new folks, there’s a bearded hottie who does the trailer voice-over, a high-school kid who looks like he’s got telekinesis powers, and a young woman who seems to be a heck of a martial artist.

Who are these new faces? Will they fight for truth and justice, or just take whatever they can while they still have powers? We want to know, and we can’t wait until September 24 when this new show premieres at 8/7 central; what about you?


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