Heroes Reborn held prime Hall H time at SDCC this year and premiered a trailer for the new series, along with two video games, a companion app, an e-book series and a prequel that will chronicle the time between series’ and expand the universe across multimedia platforms. Outside of the convention, fans were able to enjoy the Heroes Reborn interactive experience for free and had a line around the corner all weekend long.
During the panel, which was moderated by Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman), the network revealed that the show would include former cast members from the first series, including Jimmy Jean-Louise (The Haitian), Jack Coleman (Noah Bennett), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh) and Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura) as well as new cast members Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Francesca Eastwood and more.
Heroes Reborn is a continuation of the Heroes story we know and love and begins in a world that knows about people with powers, but for some reason, all the heroes are gone. The characters from the 2006 series will have a place in this show, creating a consistent canon that expands across 9 years. The video games and the interactive app will continue the arc of the characters we meet in the show, explaining what has happened between the first series and the second. According to the Imperative Entertainment press release;
Expanding on the television story arc of “HEROES REBORN,” HEROES REBORN: Gemini is a next-generation first-person adventure PC/console game that brings players into the dangerous world of Cassandra, a young woman who is determined to solve the mysteries of her past while discovering her new powers. The first-person action-puzzle mobile game, HEROES REBORN: Enigma, follows Dahlia, an evolved human with incredible powers, as she attempts to escape captivity at a secret government facility called The Quarry.
HEROES REBORN: Gemini and HEROES REBORN: Enigma feature two different stories from “HEROES” creator and “HEROES REBORN” Executive Producer Tim Kring. While the games can be played separately, they share key characters, plot points, and gameplay dynamics, welcoming newcomers and fans to the “HEROES” universe and creating a richer experience for those who play both.
Not only are there two new video games, but the companion app features clips from the original four seasons, character profiles and access to Dark Matter, the 6-part Heroes Reborn prequel exclusively available through the app. For now, the app is only available in the iTunes Store, but I’m crossing my fingers they’ll release a version for Google Play that I can download on my Samsung soon.
Heroes Reborn premieres Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Keep an eye out for recaps this Fall.
xoxo C. Diva
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