Heroes (2006–2010)
11 user 9 critic

Chapter One 'Genesis' 

In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can ... See full summary »



(created by),

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)


In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can fly. He decides to prove his theory and jumps from the roof of a building in an alley and his brother flies and saves him. In Texas, cheerleader Claire Bennet learns that she is literally indestructible and can not harm herself or die. She saves a fireman in a fire in a train, but does not take the credit. In Tokyo, Hiro Nakamura believes he can control time and space continuum. In India, Mohinder Suresh moves to the Brooklyn, New York, where his father, that was researching a secret project called Genesis about genome and DNA, is killed in a taxi cab. In Lower Manhattan, the painter Isaac Mendez paints pictures of the future. In Las Vegas, stripper Niki Sanders borrows $30,000 from a powerful local mobster to get her young son into school, and does not have the money to pay her loan. She sees a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

25 September 2006 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When Mohinder Suresh goes to his father's office after learning of his death, he comes across a picture of himself at his college graduation with a man (by implication, his father). The man in the picture is not Erick Avari, the actor who played his father in several later episodes. See more »


While sitting in the karaoke bar, Hiro tells his friend that he got his understanding of how time works from X-Men number 143, where Kitty Pryde travels through time. "Days of Future Past", the referenced comic book, was actually X-Men number 141. See more »


Niki Sanders: [answering machine message] Hi, this is Nikki. Leave me a message.
Micah Sanders: Mom, are you there? When are you coming to get me? I hate it here. You said you'd be back soon. Just come pick me up, okay?
See more »


References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Korega Watashino Ikiru Michi (That's the Way It Is)
Performed by Puffy AmiYumi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The pilot airs 9/25 on NBC
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to preview part of the pilot of HEROES at the San Diego Comic Con in July and I must say it's a fresh new outlook on comics/superheroes. It was just earlier this year that I was talking with a coworker on how superheroes and TV shows need a wake up call. We were yearning for something new. I know there are great story lines in the Marvel & DC universes, but for television, this has got to be the hit to fill the void. If you like LOST, then I think you'll be hooked on HEROES. There are 10 different heroes that are ripe and ready for development. Each episode will keep you wondering about each character's abilities. You'll be looking forward to the next episode with anxiety.

Personally, I think reality TV is way past it prime. I doubt that any "twist" will ever have the same impact as Survivor or Real World. I believe HEROES will stimulate the imaginations of both young and old just as the early comic books did and yet, spare the boredom of a borrowed storyline.

I only saw about half of the pilot and was very impressed. This show is sure to take television audiences by storm, but don't just take my word for it; The pilot airs 9/25 on NBC.

12 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is Heroes the goriest show on network television? Kembervon
What annoys you most about Heroes? DownButNotOut28
The biggest goof of all... JenkinsTR
Question S1 Episodes 1-5 KeinHandyBeiFilmen
Killing off Adam Monroe devyn-64190
Indian People (Season 1) Vampire-Kid
Discuss Chapter One 'Genesis' (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page