We know what you’re thinking: There’s no way NBC actually followed through on its Heroes revival plans to bring us Heroes Reborn, right? Well, brace yourselves - they did, it already aired, and spoiler alert: it wasn’t great. NBC bosses are willing to concede as much, but that won’t stop them from plotting the next questionable TV revival!
A few short weeks ago, the world gathered in celebration at NBC’s suggestion that Heroes Reborn might represent the franchise’s end, with no plans to continue any subsequent seasons. Now, millions of voices suddenly cry out in terror, as creator Tim Kring threatens a “future volume” of Heroes, with NBC’s support.
There’s no easy way to break this to you, so we’ll lay it straight: Heroes Reborn will not return for Season 2. In related, and equally breaking news, Heroes Reborn was still on the air. In 2016. No, really! Come, join us in our dumbstruck eulogy.
Heroes Reborn has plenty of backstory to fill in between the four-year gap of Heroes’ fourth season finale and our October premiere, but already one of the series’ biggest characters has fallen. Only a few past cast members will reprise their roles for Heroes Reborn, but which hero surprisingly bit the big one in the interim?
We’ll admit that the first trailer for NBC’s Heroes Reborn made the series seem less laughable than a Heroes revival in principle alone, but the network has even more confidence in its superhero drama’s second round. Not only has the September premiere doubled in size, bumping The Blacklist, but we may yet get a second season.
We’re inching closer and closer to the fall premiere of that Heroes Reborn series everyone on Earth had clamored for, but fans of the Heroes franchise needn’t wait to pick up the story. The entirety of digital prequel Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters has arrived online, setting up the backstory of a key character from the new series.
This past weekend, NBC’s Heroes Reborn gave fans at Comic-Con 2015 a taste of what to expect from the fall revival, including the first look at digital prequel Dark Matters, filling in the five-year gap and fleshing out changes to the show’s universe key to Reborn. Now, the first full episode of Dark Matters has made its way online, including a few easter eggs and surprise returns.
NBC's Heroes Reborn will finally go through with its revival this coming fall, but already the cast and crew are on hand at Comic-Con 2015 to preview an extended trailer and dish on the new Tim Kring superhero saga. We're on hand for the panel, so what can we learn from Heroes Reborn?