The show, which is a reboot of the 4-season American sci-fi TV series, “Heroes”, will make its debut on the small screen this September. Prior to its premiere, the network released a new poster, which seems to be suggesting that the story will revolve around a tribe of people gifted with different kind of superpowers.
“Heroes” was once an iconic series in the history of television, but it eventually went downhill due to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. In April 2014, NBC surprised fans by announcing it will return through a limited series reboot. A slew of new cast members have joined the series, with Jimmy-Jean Louis, Cristine Rose, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Jack Coleman, and Masi Oka returning to reprise their respective roles. While we’re excited to see how the reboot will fare in comparison to the original series. the first official trailer is frankly sort of depressing.
We don’t mean it in a bad way, of course. The 30-second long trailer features a haunting acoustic version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”, which is scored by Scala & Kolacny Brothers, a women’s choir band led by Stijn and Steven Kolacny from Belgium. It also questions the whereabouts of the heroes, as the question “Where are the heroes?” can be seen in a graffiti and various different banners. As compared to the teaser that was released during the Super Bowl, the new trailer is why we think it’s depressing.
Best known for his nerdy role in American action-comedy TV series “Chuck”, Zachary Levi was announced to be the lead actor for “Heroes Reborn”. Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski, and Gatlin Green are also joining the series for mysterious roles.
Matt Shakman, who is best known for his work on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, is directing the opening episode while creator Tim Kring serves as the executive producer alongside James Middleton and Peter Elkoff.
UPDATE (26th June, 8:07am):
A new trailer for “Heroes Reborn” has been released and this time, it finally features the heroes that weren’t shown in the previous trailer. The one-minute long clip, which features both new faces and fan favourites from the original series, offers us a glimpse at the action-packed series.
What do you think of the official trailer? Do you think this 13-episode miniseries will turn out better than the original series? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.