5* today announced the acquisition of one of the hottest new sci-fi dramas,HEROES REBORN. From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC’s original critically-acclaimed 2006 Heroes series, Heroes Reborn is an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
Heroes Reborn picks up a year after 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 (Judi Shekoni, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss. Noah Bennet, a.k.a. H.R.G. (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 he learns of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a sheltered upbringing, Malina (Danika Yarosh, Shameless – US series) has been told that she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, Death Yankee 3) is trying to find her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that makes 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), while Erica Kravid (Rya Kihlstedt, Masters of Sex), the head of Renautas – the highly successful tech conglomerate – 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), the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), amongst others. Yet together, their ultimate destiny is to save 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.
The acquisition of Heroes Reborn demonstrates the 5* remit to deliver exclusive new content to its audience. The series will air in 2016.