Heroes Reborn news: characters with extraordinary abilities join show; Story picks up after terrorist attack in Texas; Hiro Nakamura is back


NBC has released the official trailer for the reboot of its hit science-fiction series Heroes. The reboot aptly titled Heroes: Reborn, is slated to air this September.

The new teaser entitled: “The Extraordinary Among Us,” begins with glimpses of the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas.

The official description of the show revealed that the 13-episode miniseries will pick up from what happened in the original series. The characters who admitted they have extraordinary abilities were forced into hiding when they were blamed for the attack. The show will bring back some familiar faces such as Masi Oka, Jack Coleman, alongside with newcomers to the series, Zachary Levi, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane and Ryan Guzman.

Coleman who plays Noah Bennet also known as H.R.G is said to be in hiding. He will be hunted down by Quentin Frady, portrayed by Henry Zebrowski, in order to make him realize what really happened in Texas. Meanwhile Levi will have the role of Luke who presumably will discover he possesses superpowers during his seek for revenge when he lost someone.

Moreover, additional characters include “awkward teen” Tommy who only wishes to be with Emily; “bold and ethereal” Malina who comes from a sheltered upbringing; “quiet and unique young woman” Miko from Tokyo; and former soldier Carlos. This new set of heroes will reportedly cross paths with the heroes of the past such as Hiro Nakamura, Matt Parkman, Mohinder Suresh and Haitian.

The description also hinted that the old and new heroes may find an antagonist in the character of Erica, who heads Renautas, a technological conglomerate.

Meanwhile, Science Fiction reported that some fans have commented on the show not bringing back the villain, Sylar, or any of the main members of the family. The report also noted that more details will be discussed at the San Diego Comic Con.

Produced by Imperative Entertainment and Universal Television, show’s original creator Tim Kring will also executively produce the reboot together with James Middleton and Peter Elkoff.

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