On Thursday, “Heroes Reborn” will return as a 13-episode limited TV series. The revival comes after the original “Heroes,” NBC’s supernatural thriller that aired from 2006 to 2010, was canceled.
The first episode of “Reborn” will be a two-hour introduction that promises the usual amount of thrills and mysteries of the original. Jack Coleman is set to return with new actors Ryan Guzman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Henry Zebrowski, Rya Kihlstedt and Judi Shekoni joining the cast. Tim Kring is once again on the executive producer’s chair.
In an interview, Kring talks about the “unfinished nature” of the original show. He said, “We’re treating this as if it’s not the fifth season, but the 10th season, as though there were actually unseen seasons that took place in between.”
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A new TV promo for “Heroes Reborn” shows the confirmation of the death of Claire Bennet, played by Hayden Panettiere, by her father, Noah. It can be remembered that the original season featured the tagline: “Save the cheerleader, save the world.” Now, the cheerleader is dead.
There are zero problems when it comes to recasting and finding new people to become the titular heroes, though. Kring talks of the flexibility of the storyline in terms of presenting new actors and actresses to tackle on the roles.
“A show like this wants to repopulate itself, to recast, and I think we proved that here by adding so many characters. There has literally been not a single conversation about extending ‘Heroes Reborn’ beyond 13 episodes,” he said.