Heroes occupies a weird place in our modern televisual history, doesn’t it? It came along just as the movie superhero revival was gathering pace. It hit in that sweet spot just before streamers began their rise to domination, bringing with them binge-watching.

It was massive, and appointment viewing. Along with Lost, and the early seasons of The Walking Dead and Game Of Thrones, people gathered the morning after it aired to discuss and speculate.

It rode high in the ratings and won multiple awards.


None of this was enough to save it. It was unceremoniously cancelled by NBC on May 14th, 2010, at the end of its fourth season after a ratings collapse.

Now Tim Kring’s superhero drama is set for another revival. Back in 2015 there was a limited series – Heroes Reborn – which saw Jack Coleman, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Masi Oka, and Greg Grunberg return.

Now Deadline reports that Kring is back and spinning up Heroes: Eclipsed. This will be a new show set years after the events of the original series and feature new latent powers being awakened unknowing heroes having their lives changed forever as familiar villains and new enemies attempt to suppress this next step in human evolution, as the new group must band together to save the world again.

The original Heroes launched the careers of Zachery Quinto and Hayden Panettiere, and also inspired a now infamous review on long-dead movie website Aint It Cool News that Outposters of a certain vintage will all remember, despite trying to forget.


The project is being pitched to buyers the same week as a solar eclipse hit North America (an eclipse was a recurring element throughout the series).

Kring and Jordan Cerf are executive producing the new show for Universal Television.

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