Heroes was a pivotal show in the evolution of Comic-Con as a launch pad for TV series. In 2006, the pilot for NBC everyday superhero series took the convention by storm, scoring big with fans and turning the then-little-known new drama series into an overnight online/social media hit, leading to a very successful fall TV premiere. That success paved the way to Comic-Con becoming a very important marketing tool for any new series with potential appeal to the convention crowd.
Nine years later, Heroes is returning to the place that started its initial meteoric rise with Heroes Reborn, the new 13-episode event series from the original series’ creator Tim Kring. He will be joined at the marquee Hall H by returning stars Jack Coleman and Greg Grunberg as well as co-stars Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Gatlin Green, Henry Zebrowski, Judith Shekoni, Danika Yarosh and Rya Kihlstedt. (All subject to production availability.) Unlike the mothership series, the followup won’t be represented by a full episode. Instead, the session on July 12 at 1:45 PM would feature a new extended trailer for the series, a Q&A session moderated by Grunberg, and information about the digital prequel series, video and mobile games.
Heroes Reborn is one of two NBC series Universal TV would be bringing to Comic-Con this year, along with convention fixture Grimm, which will offer an exclusive sneak peek from the upcoming fifth season’s premiere episode. A panel held on July 11 at 3 PM in Ballroom 20 will feature David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt and Norberto Barba.