Heroes: Reborn prequel debuts as iOS exclusive

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Phoebe channels the darkness in the new Heroes: Reborn prequel.
Phoebe channels the darkness in the new Heroes: Reborn prequel.
Photo: NBC

Excited about the new Heroes: Reborn series coming back to television? Want to relive highlights from the original Heroes series in preparation for the reboot set to air this fall?

How about an entire prequel series that explains how the world has changed since Heroes? You’re in luck, then, as NBC has created a digital series that does just that: Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters.

If you want to see it, though, you’ll need to download the Heroes: Reborn app, which is only on iOS.

NBC’s new iOS app lets you explore the entire Heroes backstory, catching up on iconic scenes from past seasons as well as following individual characters and their story arcs. You can watch clips from the show and share them on Facebook, and even send the video to your Apple TV via AirPlay.

You’ll also get access to the prequel series, Dark Matters.

“It’s been five years since the public became aware of the existence of evolved humans or ‘EVOs,’ explains NBC in a statement, “who possess incredible, supernatural abilities. In that time, the public has grown to either fear or revere EVOs.”

An online community forms around the rallying cry of the anonymous Hero_Truther, who seeks to humanize EVOs in the wake of lies, slander and fear mongering. Phoebe Frady (played by Aislinn Paul Degrassi: The Next Generation), is encouraged to document her origin story on this online community by her brother, Quentin (Henry Zebrowski A to Z). Of course, as Phoebe explores and documents her powers, she’s targeted by a mysterious new corporation, much like the heroes in the original show.

Helmed by original creator, Tim Kring, Heroes: Reborn promises to be an exciting new chapter in the comic-book franchise’s history. It is set to broadcast on NBC starting September 24, 2015.