NBC used Saturday’s primetime Olympics coverage to announce that Heroes is coming back with a new miniseries.
A press release was issued right after the commercial made the initial announcement on television.
Heroes Reborn is set to make its debut in 2015 as an “event miniseries” with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring in charge of its rebirth. The show has a 13-episode order.
“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in a press release.
She continued, “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.”
Right after, the official Heroes facebook published the announcement:
Trying to NOT get excited since Zach has stated before he won’t be up to a Heroes reboot. Let’s hope he changes his mind, since there’s no Heroes without Sylar.
So, I’m doing a huge maintenance in our gallery (believe me, it was really necessary), and I spent a lot of time trying to do in our current one. So, to save time and make things less complicated, I’ve installed a brand new gallery and will start moving all our files to it. There will be NO downtime, and while I’m doing it, I will add more files or replace the ones we currently have for better quality ones if it’s the case.
The first category moved it’s Heroes related. All promotional and screencaptures images are now located here and I will be doing the same to all images during the week. As soon the images are up in our new gallery, the previous categories will be deleted. Sorry for any inconvenience, but believe me, it’s a very needed move.
Yeah, this time as “Best Superhero”. Yeah, you read it right, Sylar got a superhero nomination at Spike TV Scream awards:
• Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy, Kick-Ass
• Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Iron Man 2
• Aaron Johnson as Kick Ass, Kick Ass
• Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl, Kick Ass
• Zachary Quinto as Sylar, Heroes
• Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Smallville
Beginning Monday, August 31 and continuing until Friday, October 15 fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting scream.spike.com..
Vote, vote, vote!
Wendi Lynn posted on her blog about the cancellation, and a few (and pretty) words about the cast. During this years we was always able to read Wendi Lynn posts and see her behind-the-scenes photos, so it’s touching (and quite sad) to read her goodbye post.
Zach: What can I say? He was always my shoulder. I think Zach listened to me a lot. We had many chats, a few downs, but mostly I became very attached to him as well and had many great conversations in between shooting scenes with him. A true talent and warm soul. He always could make me laugh with his tireless humor. So much fun we had with all the blood. Let’s also not forget Noah, he was our Trailer Mascot. I love me “My Zach!”
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened!
the road ahead…
yesterday nbc announced that heroes is officially cancelled. as much as we have been aware of this possibility for a few weeks – it remains surreal to consider that the decision has been made. the action has been taken. and this chapter (or volume) is really over for all of us who worked on the show – and for all of you who watched it. i want to extend myself in a huge swell of gratitude to all of the fans. for investing in the stories we told. for engaging in the characters we created. and for standing by us through all the ups and downs of what was at times a rocky road. your commitment enriched the experience for all of us – and i know that we will always be grateful for your enthusiasm. it has been a true honor to share this time in my life with my amazing cast mates and our indomitable crew. i will certainly miss them most of all. the gift of working alongside such talented and inspiring people is something i will carry with me everywhere i go from here. and no matter where my work and my life take me – i will forever look back on heroes as the game changer. tim kring and the original creative team and writing staff took a risk on me to play gabriel gray when there was no reason to risk – besides their belief in me. they gave voice to a character that has challenged me and rewarded me beyond my wildest imagination. i will never forget that. it is humbling and deeply moving. so i thank them. and i thank you. and i assure you that while this door has closed – and as cliché as it sounds – others are flying open even as we speak. this is only the beginning in so many ways. and i hope that the fans i have made through this profound experience will follow me into many new and unchartered territories. i think the sarmy should lead the charge… it’s only fitting after all. thanks for your many well wishes and for your loyalty. let us move on with gratitude. that is exactly what i intend to do.
We’ll miss Sylar. But we’re sure a lot of great characters will appear for you, Zach.
It’s official. NBC has cancelled “Heroes.”
The network seriously mulled bringing back “Heroes” for a shortened final season to wrap up the serialized show, possibly as a two- or four-hour movie.
In the end, given the fairly high cost of the drama, the show’s consistently declining ratings and the number of new hour-longs coming to NBC next season, the network decided the UMS-produced series wasn’t worth an additional episode order. [Source]