Warning: Spoiler Alert
Details about the NBC limited-run series “Heroes Reborn,” have started to emerge, thanks to a panel discussion this past weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego, and an extended trailer that debuted at the convention. Although much of the show’s focus will be directed on new characters that develop abilities, the trailer revealed, that many of the characters from the original show will be returning for the reboot. Series creator and show-runner Tim Kring, also announced that the fates of characters that won’t appear in the new production will get revealed as well.
Five-years after Claire Bennett revealed to the planet that humans who possessed extraordinary abilities walk among us, people with abilities are now feared and hunted by most of the world. The elation that Hiro Nakamura felt when he teleported from Tokyo to New York City, has morphed into a feeling of dread for this new generation, now referred to as EVOS.
Zachary Levi portrays Luke Collins, a character described as a husband still grieving over the loss of a child. Judging by his actions in the trailer, it seems that EVOS played a role in his child’s death, as we watch he and a woman named Joanne (Judith Shekoni) execute a group of EVOS during a meeting.
Quentin Frady, (Henry Zebrowski) a man who has yet to hear of a conspiracy theory that he doesn’t subscribe to, contacts former Primeatech employee Noah Bennett (Jack Coleman) but he finds that HRG has had many of his memories erased. Frady tells HRG that there are more EVOS out there than ever before and they want to help save humanity.
A new group of heroes emerge that includes a high school named Tommy, a nerdy teen who has the ability to make people disappear. However he struggles with the morality of using his powers, as he’s unaware of what happens to those who vanish.
Earlier this year we found out that Masi Oka would reprise his character Hiro Nakamura in the new show, the trailer revealed that other characters from Heroes would make appearances as well. Matt Parkman, (Greg Grunberg) Mohinder Suresh, (Sendhil Ramamurthy) Angela Petrelli, (Cristine Rose) Rene better known as The Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis) and the now teenaged Micah Sanders (Noah Gray-Cabey) will all return.
Kring stressed that viewers can follow “Heroes Reborn,” without watching a minute of the original show, however the new series contains plenty of “Easter-Eggs,” for the viewers that watched all four seasons of Heroes. There has been no discussion of whether the series will be brought back after the 13-episodes air this fall. Most likely that decision will come down to ratings and that will be determined by the show’s quality.
The Story Begins Thursday September 24, at 8:00 pm on NBC.