During Saturday's Olympics broadcast, NBC aired this teaser for a Heroes reboot. Due 2015, the 13 episode mini-series will be a stand-alone story that does not connect to the 2006-2010 series, what they should have done instead of Season 2.
From 1995-2001, the show about an eponymous warrior princess out to redeem her past sins charmed many with it's campy sensibilities and striking lead actress, Lucy Lawless. Well, NBC wants to see if the magic is still there.
Before you feel all like:
You should know that the reboot is in it's infancy.
It's so early in the project's development, in fact, that the "modern reboot" is still searching for a writer. Thus, all info about the series — which was originally created by Tapert and John Schulian — is written in totally vague terms, as in the aforementioned THR news piece: the fact that "producers are said to be looking for a sophisticated and smart superhero for a new generation" doesn't give provide much in the way of concrete details, given that no one's expecting them to be looking for a dumb superhero for a bygone generation.
This show would join the large roster of 1990s television shows that are suddenly hurdling back at us, from Full House to next January's X Files miniseries.
But just think, we could here this fearsome battle cry again before too much longer.
It looks like Keanu Reeves' will not be the last to play the demon hunter seeking absolution. Constantine the TV series is currently being produced by Warner Bros. TV and DC. With show runner David S Goyer and Daniel Cerone, NBC has already picked up the series. It's a good time for comics adaptations!
The year was 2006 and everyone was obsessed with the adventures of Peter Patrelli and Hiro Nakamura as they uncovered their new super-powers. Unfortunately, that awesome first season (1 parts Lost, 1 part X-Men), descended into mediocrity in Season 2, and pure crap by Season 3.
But now, long after we as a society decided to pretend those four years of television never happened, NBC is bringing back Heroes. We'll keep our fingers crossed, but it doesn't look very super in this trailer.