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'Heroes' to return to NBC as an event series

Feb. 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM   |   Comments

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- NBC says it has ordered a 13-episode miniseries based on the U.S network's canceled science-fiction drama "Heroes."

The program will premiere in 2015, with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced Saturday by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.

Details regarding story lines and characters for "Heroes Reborn" are being kept under wraps.

"The enormous impact 'Heroes' had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening," Salke said in a statement.

"Shows with that kind of resonance don't come around often and we thought it was time for another installment ... . Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy but we won't rule out the possibility of some of the show's original cast members popping back in."

The original series, starring Zachary Quinto, Hayden Panettiere, Jack Colman, Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar, Milo Ventigmiglia and Greg Grunberg, chronicled the life-changing stories of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world, a synopsis said.

NBC said it is also working on a digital "Heroes" series -- to begin prior to the 2015 premiere -- that will introduce the characters and new story lines.

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