|Heroes Reborn! |
After years of false starts including rumors of a MSN series and a comic book relaunch announcement that went nowhere, fans and TV journalists alike were all taken surprise Saturday night with some BIG news… Heroes is coming back. Titled Heroes Reborn, this mini-series is set to start in 2015. A press release with more details can be found here. NBC has also released a teaser promo that made the initial announcement:
NBC To Revive Heroes For Fall 2012? No, It Was An April Fool’s Gag, But…
If you came to HeroSite.net on April 1st, you may have seen the headline that NBC is planning on reviving Heroes for Fall 2012.
… and if you had kept reading, you would have seen it was an April Fool’s gag, and that no such plans are currently being made.
Hopefully no one got too angry at the Fool… hey, we’ve done it before… but the real reason it all happened to begin with was for an excuse to write this column, posted by HeroSite.net’s Craig Byrne at our general TV news site, KSiteTV. Enjoy
Results Of The Final HeroSite Awards!
Heroes has concluded, but that didn’t stop us from running one last HeroSite Awards – honoring the best and worst of the season.
Because of getting less reponse to last year’s Awards, we cutting down on the amount of categories for Season 4 – this time limiting to just Best Episode, Worst Episode, Favorite Character, Favorite Writer, and Favorite Director.
In honor of the Season 4 DVD coming out this week, we’re finally posting those results!
Tim Kring & Zachary Quinto To Appear In Comic-Con Panel
Heroes creator Tim Kring has a new book coming out called Shift, and Zachary Quinto will be on hand to speak with him about it in a special one-on-one interview and Q&A session on Friday, July 21 at the Comic-Con International in San Diego.
If you want a chance to find out about the new project, or to possibly get some word on the possibilities of a Heroes return, this is your chance.
Here are the panel details:
1:30-2:30 SHIFTing Gears: Tim Kring and Zach Quinto— Tim Kring (creator of Heroes) and Zach Quinto (Heroes’ Sylar, Star Trek‘s Spock) discuss Tim’s new venture into book publishing with his book, Shift, the first novel in the Gate of Orpheus trilogy. Tim will be debuting the book trailer and discuss the many other multiplatform elements he has created to promote the book. Join Tim and Zach for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session! Room 5AB
Tim Kring’s Statement On Heroes’ End
Heroes creator Tim Kring has issued a statement about the cancellation of Heroes. Here’s what he had to say:
“I want to first extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the legion of enthusiastic fans who have watched ‘Heroes’ on TV, online, DVR, DVD and mobile over the last four seasons.
Every week more than 45 million TV viewers around the world, as well as millions of social and digital media-based fans, have made ‘Heroes’ one of the five most-watched shows across traditional and digital media screens in the history of television.
For NBC, I certainly understand the challenge of creating a business model around a show which arrived precisely as the audience was finding new ways to watch traditional content on multiple screens.
I personally have had 12 great years with my friends at NBC, and with ‘Heroes,’ they provided me a rare opportunity to put a message of hope, interconnectivity and global consciousness into the world. For that I am grateful and look forward to finalizing our discussion about a number of ways to keep the ‘Heroes’ universe alive for its fans.”
A Two-Hour Heroes Wrap-Up Is Still Possible
Variety spoke with NBC executives today at the time of their Upfront announcement, and posted a quote from NBC Entertainment President Angela Bromstad where she talked about the decision to end Heroes and the possibility for more in the future. Here’s what she said:
“I think that Tim knew that this could have been the last season for ‘Heroes’ and he answered a lot of questions for the fans. But after the upfront Tim and I are going to sit down and see if he is interested in doing a two-hour movie event, and we’ll see how it goes.”
HeroSite.net Reviewer Otto Berkeley Writes His Goodbyes
One of the most popular elements of HeroSite.net has been the review section featuring recaps and analysis from Otto Berkeley.
Otto has written a special piece saying goodbye to the readers and to the show. Check it out, and be sure to leave him some comments while you’re at it.
Just two days ago we were saying that Heroes Season 5 is still a possibility, but now, the very reliable Josef Adalian at NYMag is saying that it’s done.
“As NBC has become more confident in its slate of new shows, all indications are that our Heroes are dead,” Adalian says in his latest column which can be found here.
Apparently even Tim Kring has not been given this news. If Heroes is indeed over, a two- or four-hour movie wrapup can still be a possibility.
NBC will be announcing their Fall schedules on Sunday, May 16.
Pre-Order Your Season 4 Heroes DVD’s!
The fourth season of Heroes is now available to pre-order on the DVD and Blu-ray formats.
No release date has been confirmed yet, but if you pre-order from Amazon you’ll be supporting this site. Amazon had a pre-order price guarantee so if the price goes down between now and the date of release, you’ll get the lower price. And who knows – a strong pre-order turnout might help NBC make certain decisions in the next few weeks.
Here’s where you can pre-order them from Amazon.com: