The other day, we were given a tiny glimpse into the new world of Heroes Reborn; today we’ve been given an even bigger glimpse, with the first full-length trailer for the reboot. Cue me screaming like a little girl, and yes I actually did scream whilst watching it. NBC have also revealed the official show description:
“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 ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Chuck’) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2’, ‘Eastenders’), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss. Noah Bennet, aka HRG (Jack Coleman, reprising his role from the original), 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”.
Wow it actually looks and sounds amazing! But I’m biased, I’d still like it, even if it was just a black screen with eerie music and titles. This world seems more darker and edgier and I’m really looking forward to seeing if it does live up to the hype. And yes I am still mourning the loss of the Petrelli Brothers, Sylar and the Cheerleader; but just knowing that in a few short months Heroes will be back on my screen softens the blow. Heroes: Reborn will be back to save our bleak television lives on Thursday September 24, for a 13-episode run. Summer can you be over already!