Uh oh. Looks like Heroes Reborn may be taking itself a little too seriously. NBC has released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming limited revival series, and it’s laying hard on the idea that our society needs heroes. Which isn’t wrong, but I’m pretty sure the heroes we need are better at diplomatic peacekeeping than moving objects with their mind.
If you’ve been paying attention to our recent Heroes Reborn coverage, you might have noticed that I’m rooting for this show and genuinely hope it will be good, but the promotional material we’ve seen so far is not stoking my enthusiasm. That said, we still haven’t seen any footage from the show itself, and I really like the look of the first stills so I’m reserving judgement for the time being. However, if this teaser is meant to set the tone for the series, ripping a page out of The Leftovers playbook isn’t doing it for me.
Check out the new Heroes Reborn trailer below.
Heroes Reborn stars Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green alongside returning castmembers Greg Grunberg, Masi Oka, Jimmy Jean-Louis, and Jack Coleman. The series debuts on NBC Thursday, September 24th at 8 p.m.
Here’s the official synopsis for Heroes Reborn.
The saga behind the 2006 breakout series “Heroes” will continue this fall as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept.
This highly anticipated 13-episode event series will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season, where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities.
Original cast member Jack Coleman will reprise his role as H.R.G., Jimmy Jean-Louis returns as The Haitian, and Masi Oka will be back as Hiro Nakamura. Also joining the cast are Zachary Levi (of NBC’s “Chuck” and the Marvel franchise “Thor”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″), Kiki Sukezane (“Death Yankee 3″), Henry Zebrowski (NBC’s “A to Z”) and Gatlin Green (“Criminal Minds”).
With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the premiere that will introduce new characters and storylines that will take the “Heroes” phenomenon to new places. NBC’s digital platforms, as well as Hulu and video-on-demand, will debut the online prequel to the series prior to the show’s premiere.
Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton will serve as executive producers.