Yatta! A certain “Hiro” is set to flaunt his time-traveling ability and save the world in the upcoming limited series reboot of the American sci-fi TV series, “Heroes“.
Back in February 2014, NBC surprised its fans by announcing that the original series will be getting a limited series reboot with creator Tim Kring returning to executive produce. It was recently announced that Masi Oka, who was one of the original cast members, will reprise his role as Hiro Nakamura for a guest-starring arc in the reboot.
Oka starred in “Heroes” alongside Zachary Quinto (of “Star Trek: Into Darkness” fame), Hayden Panettier, Adrian Pasdar, Jack Coleman, etc. The original series borrowed the American comic books’ aesthetic style to tell the story of ordinary people who discovered their superhuman abilities. It focused on how their superhuman abilities eventually led them to a series of events – including changing the world.
Although it was one of the most-watched TV series, it eventually went downhill due to the WGA strike. The original series that ended 5 years ago is currently one of the most iconic TV series of all time. Thus, NBC decided to revive the series with a 13-episode reboot.
Titled “Heroes Reborn“, the series will begin airing this year. Oka, who received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his heroic role, confirmed that he will return to star alongside returning cast member Jack Coleman.
He said in a statement:
I’m excited to return to my ‘Heroes’ roots. Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.
Best known for his nerdy role in the TV series “Chuck”, Zachary Levi was announced to be the leading cast for “Heroes Reborn”. No information was given about his character, but he was featured in a 15-second promo teaser that made its debut during the 2015 Super Bowl.
NBC kept mum about the plot details of the series, but is expected to introduce new characters and new storylines. It is said to follow a new stand-alone story arc.
Regarding Oka’s decision to return to the series, Kring said:
We are thrilled to have Masi back in the “Heroes” family. The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series’ success, and a gigantic fan favorite. We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again.
Matt Shakman, who is best known for his work on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, will direct the opening episode. Kring will serve as the executive producer alongside James Middleton and Peter Elkoff.
“Heroes Reborn” also stars Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green.
How do you feel about the reboot? Do you think this 13-episode mini series is going to be as good as the 1st season of the original series? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.