NBC has announced that Heroes was returning to the network for a special 2015 miniseries event. There will be 13 episodes produced (and will follow a stand-alone story arc), and original creator and executive producer Tim Kring will be in charge.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke had the following to say about the new show, “The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening. Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. 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.”
NBC will produce a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines.