So NBC recently released a trailer for Heroes: Reborn. The original show was a geek’s dream. You had a psycho watchmaker cutting people’s heads off, a politician who could fly, a male nurse who could take on the powers of those around him (and he was literally the bomb), an invincible cheerleader, a time travelling Japanese guy who had Sulu for his father, a cop who could hear people’s thoughts, and a heroine addicted artist who could paint the future. Of course there were several other Heroes and anti-heroes in the show. The mysterious man in the horned rimmed glasses (known to the internet as HRG) was particularly interesting.
Yesterday I talked about how shows can loose footing after their initial season(s). I always enjoyed Heroes, even when it lost the punch of the first season. However, had the writers stuck with the original plan to have a new cast every year with a completely different story, I think the show could have been much better. They could have kept some characters like HRG and the geneticist to tie the seasons together. We could have seen the furthering of the politician’s career on the television set in the background. It could have been quite interesting.
Since this mini-series may bring back some of the old familiar faces for cameos, is this going to be a pseudo-sequel where some events in the later seasons of Heroes didn’t happen? Will they even address this? Or maybe it doesn’t even matter since we’re going to be focused on the new cast and new story-line. Only time will tell if this show is going to be able to live up to its potential.
Now when is Fox going to bring back Firefly?