It's official - Heroes is coming back to NBC and this time, it'll be Heroes: Reborn.
A couple of months ago, there had been rumours that the show, which ran for four seasons between 2006 and 2010 would be revived but now, NBC have confirmed that a limited series with a new cast comprising of 13 episodes will debut in 2015 from creator Tim Kring.
I have to admit that while this does smack of NBC pulling the same stunt that FOX currently are with 24: Live Another Day, it could also work in the show's favour. Much as I love the original cast, the show never really delivered with subsequent seasons after it's impressive debut year and with most of the main players long since moved on to other projects, perhaps new blood and new plots will actually prove that perhaps there could be some life left in it.
This limited series thing could catch on even further. I wouldn't be surprised if The X-Files ended up being the next thing to get revived for a limited run.
Press Release: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/s1/heroes/tubetalk/a553394/heroes-reborn-is-bringing-back-nbcs-cult-sci-fi-show-a-good-idea.html
Heroes: Reborn will air on NBC in 2015.