"Heroes" to Return to NBC in 2015 as "Heroes Reborn"

Posted Sunday February 23, 2014 11:50 AM GMT

Fans of the iconic superhero series, "Heroes" have new reason to start catching up on everything they've missed: "Heroes" is coming back to NBC, under the shining new title, "Heroes Reborn!"

Cycling around the rumor mill since April 2013, NBC will resurrect the beloved story for a 2015 miniseries event, and thirteen new episodes will be produced by original creator and executive producer Tim Kring.

NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke released a statement, saying, "The enormous impact 'Heroes' had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening. Shows with that kind of resonance don't come around often and we thought it was time for another installment.

Jennifer then continued, "We're thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won't rule out the possibility of some of the show's original cast members popping back in."

Reportedly opening with new characters and a brand new storyline, completely separate from that of the original show, "Heroes Reborn" has released very few plot details

So, will "Nashville" babe Hayden Panettiere return to reprise her role as Clare Bennet? We'll just have to wait and see!