24: Live Another Day (or would the Veronica Mars movie be the true cause of all these TV revials?) hasn't even premiered yet, and it's already having a ripple effect across networks. NBC teased a project tonight during the Winter Olympics. Here's the teaser:
Series Creator: Tim Kring is returning to the project, and some of the show's original cast hasn't been ruled out in appearing in it. Sadly, to probably numerous fans' dismay, Jeph Loeb (who ironically previously wrote the Marvel version of Heroes Reborn. Yes, remember that abomination. REMEMBER THE ROB LIEFELD-DRAWN CAP BOOBS!! REMEMBER IT!! BWHAAA!!! ) who was a executive producer on the show during Seasons 1 thru 4, won't be returning since he's too busy running Marvel Animation into the ground. Here's the official synopsis for Heroes' Reborn that we got:
NBC is bringing back its conquering “Heroes.”
An iconic series that still commands a rabid fan base, “Heroes” will return to the network in 2015 as an event miniseries with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced today by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.
NBC has ordered 13 episodes for a new stand-alone story arc entitled “Heroes Reborn,” with all details of storylines and characters being kept under wraps.
“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “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.”
The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.
With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines. This leveraging of social media is a way for fans to re-engage with what was one for the true pioneers in multiplatform storytelling.
Now, can someone bring Farscape back to life? Because the world needs more Scorpius and Wayne Prygram chewing up the scenery. OH WAIT....