I loved Heroes. In 2006, it was a unique concept for television – people who developed extraordinary abilities, and the people who attacked, feared, and loved them. I loved Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia), whose ability to take on other people’s powers made his every move an interesting one. I loved Dr. Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), the earnest, genius, easy-on-the-eyes researcher. I even loved Sylar (Zachary Quinto), the first really terrifying villain I had seen in a long time.
So I will be tuning in for Heroes Reborn, a 13-episode series set to air September 24th on NBC.
Read the official synopsis, watch the trailer for Heroes Reborn – The Extraordinary Among Us, and the other promo video below.
Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura, time traveler), Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman, mind reader), Sendhil Ramamurthy, Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders, electronics controller), and Jimmy-Jean Louis (The Haitian, power inhibitor/ mind eraser), are set to reprise their roles, while a bevy of newcomers discover their new powers as well, just like that exciting first season of Heroes. Although we don’t know yet the powers and connections of the newbies, some of the new cast includes Danika Yarosh (Shameless), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door), Eve Harlow (The 100), Robbie Kay (Once Upon A Time), Rya Kihlstedt (Masters of Sex), Henry Zebrowski (The Wolf of Wall Street), Judith Shekoni (Twilight Sagas: Breaking Dawn), and Zachary Levi (Chuck).
Both the trailer and the promo video show a sad, almost apocalyptic world, looking for its heroes. “Where are the heroes?” flashes onscreen all over the world to a haunting cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”
Where are the heroes? I guess we will find out on September 24th on NBC.
A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.
Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.
Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.
While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”).
Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, “Masters of Sex”), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas, has an agenda of her own.
For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.
Joining Kring are executive producers James Middleton (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Peter Elkoff (“Sons of Anarchy”). “Heroes Reborn” is produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television.