A surprise announcement that NBC's Heroes is returning, took place during Saturday night's 2014 Olympics telecast, in an unusually mysterious trailer which caused fans to gather on social media and thrash out whether or not the rumors were to be believed.
Hopefully this time round, a mini-series will enable 'NBC to create a self-contained series with a clear beginning, middle, and end', where NBC announced that regardless of the show's past struggles, the fan reaction has been incredibly encouraging saying:
We won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.
But its not just the fans of the show who found the news surprising. Even the show’s former cast members were pretty taken aback. ComicBook.com mention that 'two of the shows biggest stars, Hayden Panettiere and Zachary Quinto, have yet to officially comment on the show’s return' however various other cast members have voiced their opinions using Twitter as their forum of choice to express their excitement. Here are the tweets:
Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura)
Was watching the Olympics and saw the #HeroesReborn trailer. Time to dust off the sword?
Greg Gunberg (Matt Parkman)
Pretty Cool. #HeroesReborn.
Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli)
Pretty big news. Congrats @heroes.
David H. Lawrence XVII (Eric Doyle the Puppetmaster)
What? … Oh, yeah. So happy for @TimKring and crew. Looking forward to seeing what they do! #Heroes #HeroesReborn.
Where the original Heroes began its first series with fresh and interesting ideas about superheroes, it seemed like it couldn't fail; however its demise was brought about when it tried to take on too many characters. So what started off as an amazing and strong show, steadily became more convoluted, especially when the time travel element was introduced. Steadily, it lost its way and culminated in a show that was pretty unmemorable and unremarkable. We can only hope that this time round they won't make the same mistakes.
What do you make of the Heroes resurrection?