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Heroes Reborn has improved since its opening double-bill with this briskly paced impressive third episode...
This review contains spoilers.
1.3 Under The Mask
Last week’s Heroes Reborn double bill was, without question, a solid opening but was obliged to carry the weight of character introductions and the standard start-of-season admin duties. With that out of the way, Under The Mask proves to be an even more impressive venture and a thoroughly entertaining episode reminiscent of the character-driven, interlacing story that originally attracted many fans to Heroes.
Any concerns over how the many plotlines kicked into motion last week could be sufficiently covered within the 13-episode run are quickly put to bed thanks to the brisk pace evident in episode three. An awful lot of ground is covered for all of our primary characters but at no point do proceedings feel rushed and whereas episodes one and two were cluttered at times, »
Tai Freligh reviews Heroes Reborn: Event Series – The Official Magazine #1.
To coincide with the launch of the television series Heroes Reborn, Titan Magazines is publishing the Heroes Reborn: Event Series – The Official Magazine, with issue #1 hitting shelves on October 6th.
“We are excited to be working in collaboration with the team behind NBC’s Heroes Reborn. The magazine will give fans everything they need to know about the eagerly awaited sequel to the global smash hit,” said Chris Teather, Publishing Director, Titan Magazines.
This new magazine is chock full of great information about Heroes Reborn, including interviews with cast and crew, set visits and helpful factoids like a character guide, bits of info about the app and digital series Dark Matters, the video games, as well as the science behind some of the characters’ superpowers and a handy episode guide to the first 11 of 13 chapters.
The interviews with »
- Tai Freligh
Jordana Spiro (The Good Wife) has been tapped for the lead in The Wilding, USA Network’s two-hour backdoor pilot from Universal Cable Prods. and executive producers Tim Kring and writer-creator Silka Luisa. The supernatural drama is part of a broader initiative at Ucp and the NBCUniversal cable networks it supplies to jump-start a greater volume of quality series at a lower license fee through a model that involves Ucp supplementing the high-end budget for the shows… »
It’s a good thing that we need horror on television, because we’re about to get even more. Deadline is reporting that The Wilding, a supernatural horror series from Tim Kring (Heroes) and Silka Luisa (To the Bone), has been greenlit for a two-hour pilot by the USA Network. Deadline describes the pilot as follows: Set in suburban North Carolina, The Wilding centers around the Hayes family — a typical, loving blended family seeking a fresh start after their 17-year-old daughter, Kayla, is released from a mental health institution following ten years of treatment. Their ideals are quickly threatened, however, when Kayla’s apparitions of the dead begin to haunt them once again. The Wilding is part of an initiative that primarily deals with getting straight-to-series orders on NBCUniversal cable networks, and it’s being said that, though The Wilding was only given the two-hour pilot commitment, it could be »
- Jasef Wisener
USA Network and Universal Cable Prods. have teamed to greenlight two-hour backdoor pilot The Wilding, a supernatural drama from executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes) and writer-creator Silka Luisa (To The Bone). Ciarán Foy (Citadel) is set to direct. The project, whose pickup had been in the works for a while with casting already underway, is part of a broader initiative at Ucp and the NBCUniversal cable networks it supplies, including USA and Syfy, to jump-start a… »
Damon Lindelof wears his heart on his sleeve, which at once makes him an ideal person to run a show like "Lost" or "The Leftovers," and the absolute last person you would want to wish that burden on. He holds nothing back, whether in his writing or in his discussion of his writing, and he takes every criticism of his work very deeply. (He quit Twitter two years ago because it wasn't healthy for him anymore to wake up every day to people cursing at him and demanding six years of their lives back.) That openness and sincerity was on display in "Leftovers" season 1. The show was despised by some for being too depressing, too slow, too opaque, and spending far too much time with the mute, chain-smoking members of the Guilty Remnant cult. But it was adored by others (like me) who fell right into the show's parallel world — one just like ours, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Tai Freligh reviews the season premiere of Heroes Reborn…
Heroes Reborn premiered last Thursday night with an ambitious and intricate double-header of “Brave New World” and “Odessa”. It was amazing and frustrating and messy and hopeful. There was a lot that I liked, some interesting seeds planted and some elements that just didn’t work. New shows have to set up their world and lay down the ground rules, but Heroes Reborn has an additional responsibility- put this world into context for new viewers while keeping fans of the original show happy. It largely succeeds, but I’m withholding total judgement until I see how the next few episodes play out. Here are my thoughts on the two-hour premiere.
Five years after Claire Bennett exposed her powers to the world and outed the existence of evolved humans, an explosion at a evo/human unity summit in Texas blamed on Mohinder »
- Tai Freligh
No one really asked for a Heroes reboot. (Okay, sorry, a Heroes “event mini-series.”) After its stellar first season and pretty okay second season, the original 2006 series helmed by Tim Kring took an ungainly swan-dive into madness, with its third season seizing upon the idea that instant gratification and logic exercises were what the viewers really wanted out of this show, creating problems and then instantly (and inexplicably) solving them, killing characters and bringing them back to life with almost no consequences whatsoever. How can you neutralize someone who can’t die? How many times can a villain change his/her basic nature? How many time-travel adventures can a person undertake before even time travel becomes boring? What really killed the first Heroes was that it eventually refused to play by even its own rules, producing utter narrative lawlessness that left us no choice but to un-suspend our disbelief. It »
- Devon Maloney
Heroes Reborn's back-to-basics approach gets the new series off to a strong start, despite a crowded overly expositional opening...
This review contains spoilers.
1.1 Brave New World & 1.2 Odessa
The first season of Tim Kring’s original Heroes was special. I came away from each episode wishing that I too was an ‘Evo’ (they’re called that now apparently), imagining how exciting it would be to inhabit the same world of secretive paper companies and teleporting swordsmen. Subsequent seasons didn’t have quite the same impact; having a power began to seem like quite a lot of hassle and frankly, not worth the bother. The remit for Heroes Reborn then is quite clear: deliver something approaching the quality of the first season with its rich characters and slick converging storyline or face the derision of fans whose patience and good will for this franchise is on life support.
Firstly, don’t »
Heroes Reborn, Season 1, Episode 1, “Brave New World”
Season 1, Episode 2, “Odessa”
Written by Tim Kring
Airs on Thursdays at 8 pm (Et) on NBC
Every new show has to work to sell the viewer on why it deserves to exist instead of, say, a new season of Hannibal. We are busy people with lives and limited time to commit to a series that is either going to bore us or break our hearts. In this era of Peak TV, Fomo is real and it is crippling. So networks have figured out that is easier to greenlight a nostalgia series (Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Fuller House) than a new series. It has a built in audience! It’ll automatically generate headlines! Though NBC appears to be making a similar decision with Heroes Reborn, deciding to bring back a series that many soured on »
- Jj Perkins
NBC is giving “Heroes” a second chance, this time around for a limited run–maybe. “Heroes Reborn” is a 13-episode revival of the sci-fi series that premiered in 2006 and ran for four seasons, this time featuring a whole new story with all new characters. Creator Tim Kring says the limited episode count was an intentional decision made with the network, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility of more. “I think it hopefully does create the idea in the audience’s mind that it is an elastic enough premise that should it prove to be successful, the idea is to see that. »
- Reid Nakamura
In 2006 creator Tim Kring first introduced us to a group of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities in Heroes, which ran for four seasons before being canceled in 2010. Kring returns with the 13-episode reboot, Heroes Reborn (Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8pmET on NBC). The two-hour series premiere picks up several years in the future, with “EVOs” (evolved humans, or heroes) being hunted, dehumanized and mass murdered. “In the previous series when you discovered you had a power, it was almost a mystical kind of ‘What’s happening with me?’ journey of discovery,” Kring explained at Comic Con. “Now [in Reborn] … Continue reading →
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- Barb Oates
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 »
On the show, the actor plays a Luke Collins, husband to Joanne (Judith Shekoni), a troubled couple who are so devastated over the loss of their son in an incident (believed to be) caused by evos (the "evolved") that they are making it their mission to seek out and harm people with abilities.
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Judi Shekoni, one of the stars of NBC’s “Heroes Reborn,” plays woman out for revenge Joanne Collins in the limited series reboot from creator Tim Kring. “Joanne was a mother and wife, and pretty much a regular woman,” Shekoni told host Greg Gilman during an episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars.” “And a tragedy happened where she lost her son. She believes at the hands of people with special powers. So she’s out to gain revenge and perhaps redemption,” said said. Shekoni also caught up any fans who may have missed the original finale of “Heroes” back in 2010. “Essentially where. »
- Joe Otterson
"When you don’t know where you’re going to end and you don’t know where that finish line is, and you’re just hoping for a second season, a third season, or a fifth season, and you’re looking down the road to try to stay on the air as long as possible, whether you’re doing it consciously or not, there is a stall factor because you don’t want to give everything away."
- Christina Radish
“My only prerequisite was I didn’t want to play Chuck again,” the actor says of his involvement with the Heroes revival. “I really wanted to play something that was darker and grittier and edgier and more f—ked up. I wanted somebody that had some problems. »
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