You can never keep a hero down, or Heroes, as the case may be.
At Sunday’s panel for the 13 episode miniseries Heroes Reborn, the 6000+ Hall H crowd got their first look at the sequel series, and they did not leave dissappointed. Heroes was a huge surprise hit for NBC back in 2006, and ran four seasons, though some fans may say that the show peaked early and grew tired, story-wise. Show runner Tim Kring wants you all to know, “We’ve had a long rest, a good night’s sleep, and we are ready to save the world again.”
The show was still ground breakings, creating a world where people actually have superpowers, but not based on any previous existing comic book or television show, a risk in this day and age. (Yes, the irony of a sequel series is not lost on us, today.)
On hand at the pannel were producer Tim Kring who was joined by original series cast members Jack Coleman (Noah Bennett a/k/a the HRG – Horned Rim Glasses man) and panel moderater Greg Grunberg (who played the mind reading cop Matt Parkman), along with new series cast members Zachary Levi (of CHUCK fame), Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Gatlin Green, Judith Shekoni, Danika Yarosh, Rya Kihlstedt, and Henry Zebrowski.
The 6000 fans on site got to see the first part of the digital prequel Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters. Dark Matters will bridge the gap between the original series and Heroes Reborn. It reintroduces the Heroes mythology and sets the table for Heroes Reborn. The prequel will be available via the shows recently launched Heroes Reborn App. Check out this sneak peak of Dark Matters.
It is only fitting that Heroes Reborn uses multiple platforms to tell its story. The original show was also one of the first to use multiple media to tell a larger story, with special websites and a comic miniseries that introduced new characters before they appeared in the show.
Besides Dark Matters, there will be 6 novellas and two videogames that fill in fans on what happened to world since Claire went public with her powers and today.
Heroes Reborn debuts on September 24 at 8pm on NBC.