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article imageOnline prequel announced for 'Heroes Reborn' (VIDEO)

By Mathew Wace Peck     Apr 16, 2014 in Entertainment
The upcoming reboot of the popular sci-fi series "Heroes" is to launch alongside an online series, as part of NBC's desire to showcase new original online video content.
In February, NBC confirmed that Tim Kring, the original creator of Heroes, would once again head the new TV series, this time to be called Heroes Reborn.
Now, the company has confirmed that the television show will be preceded with an online prequel, Heroes Reborn: Digital Series.
Digital Spy quotes NBC's Robert Hayes (Executive Vice President at Digital Media, NBC Entertainment) as saying, "It's exciting to bring original content to the forefront on all of our digital platforms. We are lucky to once again be in business with some of the top producers in Hollywood making new content to further engage fans.
Heroes ran for four seasons between 2006 to 2010. Its cast included, among many other, Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Santiago Cabrera (The Musketeers) as, Noah Gray-Cabey (Pizza Man), Masi Oka (Hawaii Five-O), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Beauty & The Beast), Milo Ventimiglia (Marvel Anime), Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) Jack Coleman (Dynasty) and Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who).
It told the stories of how ordinary people who discover that they have superhuman powers, were effected in their everyday lives.
Tim Kring also created NBC’s Crossing Jordan, the crime drama series that starred Jill Hennessey (Law & Order) and has since developed the US thriller Touch for Fox, which starred Kiefer Sutherland (24) and, together with Homeland ’s Gideon Raff, NBC’s upcoming Dig, which will star Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter).
According to Deadline, Heroes Reborn will be a 13-episode standalone miniseries entitled and is set to premiere on NBC sometime in 2015.
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