‘Heroes Reborn’ Creator Tim Kring Reveals Plans Are ‘Ever-Changing’

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The cast of the ‘Heroes’ season 1. So far, only Jack Coleman is set to return for NBC’s ‘Heroes Reborn’ miniseries.
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LOS ANGELES — Heroes creator Tim Kring would have spilled details on the upcoming reboot, Heroes Reborn, but truth is, he says, they don’t exist yet.

“I don’t have a lot to say about it,” he said after presenting a panel during the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles for his upcoming USA Network series DIG. “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.”

Production on DIG, about an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem, has taken up much of his time, he said, but he hopes to focus on Reborn, which like the original will be a sci-fi drama about people with superhuman abilities.

DIG is very much my focus right now and when it’s in a position where I can step away, that’s when I’ll really start to focus on the reboot,” he said.

Thus far, Jack Coleman is the only original cast member set to return for the miniseries. There are not yet solid plans for more returns from old cast members, Kring said, adding in one interview that the new show would revolve largely around new characters: “I always felt that there was a giant interest in that brand and that that brand could move on in other ways.”

One person we probably won’t see? Zachary Quinto, who said that while he’s been in touch with Kring, his eye is not currently on revisiting his character, super-powered serial killer Sylar.

“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 … 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,” he told Mashable while promoting his upcoming Starz reality show, The Chair.

“The idea of going back to a character that’s so archetypal and iconic is something I have a little bit of a hard time wrapping my mind around,” Quinto said. “I want to do as many different things as I can. So I don’t know that going back to re-portray the character that a lot of people still associate with me is necessarily going to serve that. Regardless of anything. I wish them 100 percent the best and even if I can’t be a part of it, I can’t wait to watch it.”

Announced back in February and based on the 2006 series, Heroes Reborn will consist of 13 episodes and air in 2015. NBC says a supplemental digital series that will launch before the TV premiere will help introduce the plot and characters.

Fans have been waiting to see whether NBC or Kring will bring back more of the original cast, which included Hayden Panettiere, Ali Larter, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg and Adrian Pasdar.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2014/07/14/heroes-reborn-tim-kring-plans-cast/

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