If you were paying attention to the delayed and highly edited coverage of the Olympics last night, you might have caught wind that NBC is planning on bringing Heroes back, and gave a zero-content teaser:
Heroes Reborn is slated for 13 episodes sometime in 2015, and creator/producer Tim Kring will return – but that’s all we really know about it. NBC seems to be keeping everything else under wraps, but Jennifer Salke, President of Entertainment at NBC, said in a statement released afterwards, “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.”
The question is, will the fans come back? After the first season people started to tune out when the storyline became less cohesive and more random. What would it take to pull you back in?
Just a few store updates: Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica gets its Blu-Ray release on July 27th; also on July 27th will be the second half of Season 1 of Stargate Universe on Blu-ray and DVD; the final full season of Heroes is out on Blu-ray and DVD on August 3rd; and the next three classic Doctor Who episodes are ”The Creature From The Pit”, ”The King’s Demons”, and ”The Planet Of Fire”, all out September 7th;
Heroes creator Tim Kring is lobbying NBC to allow for a wrap-up miniseries to the show, which ended with the world knowing about the Heroes. The mini-series would pick up 1 year later, seeing the effects of the revelation.
Also on the resurrection front, Flash Forward fans plan to stage a “flash” blackout of their own – on June 10th, at ABC offices and other locations in major cities, fans plan to stage a blackout in which they with “faint” for 2 minutes and 17 seconds…
Heroes creator Tim Kring, while taking a polite swipe at NBC for canceling his program watched by “45 million TV viewers around the world” each week, hinted at plans to keep the Heroes universe alive in some form, perhaps in the alternate media forms where it has helped gather its following. Read on for his complete statement.
Update: Heroes has also been canceled, although there may be some sort of conclusion later on.
It’s 2010, and its time to get back to new TV episodes. SCI FI Wire has a nice roundup of what’s coming up in the next week…notable the return of Heroes tonight, and we see the other side of things on Battlestar Galactica: The Plan on Sunday…and would the upgraded Chuck on Chuck next Sunday be considered an “Up-Chuck”?