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NBC’s supernatural series Heroes came to an abrupt end 5 years ago. Tonight, viewers are transported back into that world with the 2-hour premiere of the new limited series Heroes Reborn. This sequel series takes place in the present, so it has also been a long time since the events of the original series. A year prior, a terrorist attack left the town of Odessa, Texas, in ruins. Folks have blamed those with extraordinary powers for the deadly event, and vigilantes like married couple Luke (Zachary Levi, Chuck) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) are hunting them down to get vengeance for those they lost. So these evolved beings – or Evos – must remain in hiding, keeping their powers secret for fear of their own safety. Meanwhile, Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) has also shed his old secret life, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, A to Z) soon opens his eyes to the fact that there may be more to the Odessa tragedy and an even more sinister plot in the works that threatens all of mankind.
The series also stars Robbie Kay (Once Upon a Time), Gatlin Green (Criminal Minds), Danika Yarosh (Shameless), Kiki Sukezane, (Death Yankee 3), Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door), and Rya Kihlstedt (Masters of Sex). And over the course of the season, we will see a lot more familiar faces from the original series pop in for short arcs, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis).
I really enjoyed tonight’s 2-hour premiere. I could have easily marathoned the entire 13 episodes had the screeners been available! While folks who have seen some of the original series will understand some of the characters and events more immediately, the series is also extremely accessible to others who have either never seen Heroes or never completed it. Folks who gave up on the original series should definitely check back in for this sequel. I have high hopes that since it is being billed as a limited series, the show will be more like how the original Heroes was envisioned: telling a complete story within a single season.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to participate in the press room Q&As with the cast and creator of the series. You can find my videos at NoReruns.net.
On tonight’s 2-hour episode, “Brave New World,” in a new world order, people with extraordinary abilities are in hiding and are hunted by those with nefarious motives following a catastrophic terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas.
Check out this fun new “spinoff” tonight on NBC at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Player, Married, Review with Forrest MacNeil, and Documentary Now!.
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