Forget the cheerleader, NBC is saving the series!
The network has announced plans to revive Heroes in 2015 with a 13-episode miniseries event, titled Heroes: Reborn. No, we're not joking. Yes, this is really happening. NBC dropped the news during its coverage of the Olympics on Saturday with a brief teaser. Can you say Yatta?!
So will any of the original cast members, which included Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, Jack Coleman and Milo Ventimiglia, return? Well, that's one mystery NBC is keeping "shrouded in secrecy" for now, but creator Tim Kring will definitely return to helm Reborn.
"The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "Shows with that kind of resonance don't come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We're thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won't rule out the possibility of some of the show's original cast members popping back in."
Heroes, which also starred Adrian Pasdar, Masi Oka and Ali Larter, was canceled in 2010 after four seasons. NBC also revealed they will introduce new storylines and characters to the mythology via a web series prior to Heroes' return in 2015.
Of course, Heroes isn't the first beloved series to be relaunched as a miniseries; Fox is set to bring back 24 in May with 24: Live Another Day, a 13-episode miniseries event that finds Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) once again racing against the clock to save the world.
Are you excited for Heroes to come back? Any original castmembers you want to see return? Sound off in the comments!