On September 24, after 5 years, Heroes returns to NBC with the new 13-episode event series Heroes Reborn. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and creator of the series were on hand to talk about the upcoming show. In the press room, we had the opportunity to speak with series creator Tim Kring as well as cast members Jimmy Jean-Louis, Henry Zebrowski, Masi Oka, Dylan Bruce, Greg Grunberg, Jack Coleman , Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judi Shekoni and Ryan Guzman.
From Creator/Executive Producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC’s original critically acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, comes “Heroes Reborn,” an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.
Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.
Noah Bennet, aka HRG (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.
While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”).
Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, “Masters of Sex”), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas has an agenda of her own.
For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.
Joining Kring are Executive Producers James Middleton (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Peter Elkoff (“Sons of Anarchy”). “Heroes Reborn” is produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television.
Jimmy Jean-Louis (“The Haitian”)
Henry Zebrowski (“Quentin Frady”)
Masi Oka (“Hiro Nakamura”)
Greg Grunberg (“Matt Parkman”) & Jack Coleman (“Noah Bennet”)
Robbie Kay (“Tommy”) & Danika Yarosh (“Malina”)
Judi Shekoni (“Joanne”) & Ryan Guzman (“Carlos”)
Tim Kring (Series Creator/EP)
NBC has posted the Comic-Con panel for the series: