After four years sci-fi drama Heroes is being reborn. But what can we expect from the reboot?
There might be any number of months until it's back on our TV screens (though NBC promises it'll be in 2015) but creator Tim Kring has already started to tease a few facts about the new fifth series...
Things have changed
It might have the same name and be set in the same superpower-fueled world, but Heroes Reborn is going to look a little different. It'll be a "whole fresh take on the series with a whole host of new characters," Kring told Entertainment Weekly.
But it'll still be the Heroes we knew and loved
Yeah. Don't panic. It's not going to be THAT different. It still "gives you that sense of you’re in that world of Heroes you’re familiar with," says Kring.
The series has been in the works for years
When NBC called time on the series back in 2010 we had no idea it would ever come back. But that didn't stop the creators and writers from dreaming up potential plot lines...
"I had ideas of where I wanted the story to go originally when we were hoping for a fifth season and so when we were given the opportunity five years later, some of those same thoughts were there as to where this story goes," reveals Kring.
It will follow on from series 4
"It takes place in a post-season 4 universe. So it will tie into some of the ideas that were left dangling," teases Kring.
Noah will be back
Actor Jack Coleman is the only star confirmed to be returning. So far...
Sylar probably won't be
"I'm so grateful for the experience that show was. It changed my life and set me on a path that I very likely would not have been on otherwise, and I'm thrilled to know they're making it again," star Zachary Quinto told Mashable, "but A) I don't know if I'd be available, frankly. I don't know exactly when they're planning to shoot and I'm pretty booked up for the foreseeable future. And B) I'm interested in moving forward and diversifying."
It's sounding unlikely, isn't it?
And Peter Petrelli definitely won't be
Milo Ventimiglia revealed on Twitter that he definitely won't be part of the reboot. Responding to a fan who asked if he'd star in the show, the 37-year-old actor said: "Sadly no... but I wish @JackColeman4RLZ and crew the best. I'll be watching."
There will be lots of new faces
Unless the rest of the original cast decide to make a return, it looks as though we'll be welcoming a whole host of fresh new faces. "The vast, vast majority are brand new characters, brand new ideas," confirms Kring.
And there are a lot more stories to tell
"I always saw Heroes as having a message about hope and global connectivity and consciousness and those are even more solidified in me as I get older and I think I have just as much to say about it as in the beginning of the series," says Kring. "I still have a lot more story to tell."
But, plot wise, it's all still a little bit up in the air
"It's an ever-changing thing in my brain as to what it should be. And there's not a tremendous amount to say about it at this point," Kring said at a recent TCA press tour.
We'd better keep watching this space then...
Heroes Reborn will air on NBC in 2015.