Save Thursday nights, save NBC.
That's probably what the Peacock told creator Tim Kring when they gave a Heroes revival series the greenlight a short five years after the original went off the air. But for fans burned by the declining quality over the original series' run, is Heroes Reborn, premiering tonight, worth the very real risks? After all, for some, those wounds are still fresh!
E! News' resident Heroes fans (one who stuck with the series until the very end, while the other gave up mid-way through season two) break down their thoughts on the new series in an effort to steer you in the right direction. We do this all for you, people!
But first, a quick primer: Evos (the classification given to people with powers) are no longer welcome in today's world, following a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas a year before that left the city in ruins and claimed the life of Claire (played by Hayden Panettiere in the original series), as well as many, many more. Blamed for the event, the world is not safe for evos, who are either in hiding or on the run from those who mean to do them harm. Naturally, though, the world will come to need them more than ever.