Heroes is coming back to TV. Four years after unceremoniously canceling the show, NBC revealed during its Olympic coverage that the series will return for a 13-episode miniseries run in 2015. Creator Tim Kring is already on board, but plot details are currently slim.
Even though Heroes flamed out in the seasons before its cancellation, its impact can't be denied. NBC expressed excitement about bringing the property back, even teasing appearances from the original cast. "Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often," said NBC Entertainment's president, Jennifer Salke, in a statement. "We thought it was time for another installment ... 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." By the look of it, the series is following a similar formula as Fox's 24, which is due out this May.