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NBC launches 'Heroes Reborn' app bringing past, present and future of 'Heroes' universe to fans everywhere

by jmaloni


Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:50 pm

Watch the digital prequel series, "Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters," unveiled exclusively on app

NBC Entertainment has launched the "Heroes Reborn" app as a portal to the past, present and future of the "Heroes" universe. The app provides fans a simple, intuitive way to quickly catch up on the saga of ordinary people discovering their extraordinary powers - with curated clips from all four seasons of the original "Heroes" series. Plus, fans can relive favorite moments from the series as they explore by character or by season.

The "Heroes Reborn" app also offers exclusive access to the all-new, six-episode prequel, "Dark Matters," and special content from "Heroes Reborn," which will rollout throughout the summer.

NBC's 13-episode event series "Heroes Reborn" premieres Thursday, Sept. 24 (8 p.m. ET/PT).

"We want fans to have a place where they can 'speed binge' - either by season or by character - and experience all the excitement of 'Heroes' and, at the same time, look into the future to see how 'Heroes Reborn' continues this extraordinary compelling franchise," said Robert Hayes, executive vice president of digital at NBC Entertainment. "This one-of-a-kind app is a one-stop shop for any 'Heroes' aficionado."

"Anyone who watches 'Dark Matters' will find the ton of clues, backstory and Easter eggs that we've layered in," "Heroes Reborn" Executive Producer Tim Kring said. "Watching it before seeing 'Heroes Reborn' really completes the entire saga, and guarantees a deeper, more rewarding experience for the fans."

Download the "Heroes Reborn" app here: http://www.nbc.com/heroesrebornapp

The digital prequel "Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters" bridges the gap between the original series and "Heroes Reborn," reintroducing viewers to the "Heroes" universe and unveiling a whole new generation of "Heroes."

'Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters'

It's been five years since the public became aware of the existence of evolved humans, or "EVOs," who possess incredible, supernatural abilities. In that time, the public has grown to either fear or revere EVOs. An online community has formed around the rallying cry of the anonymous Hero_Truther, who seeks to humanize EVOs in the wake of lies, slander and fear mongering. Among those posting their personal stories is Phoebe Frady (Aislinn Paul, "Degrassi: The Next Generation"), who is encouraged to document her origin story by her brother, Quentin (Henry Zebrowski, "A to Z"). But as Phoebe struggles to control her power, she attracts unwanted attention from a mysterious new company.

'Heroes Reborn'

A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, "Chuck") and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.

Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack Coleman, "Heroes"), has gone off the grid, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.

While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, "Once Upon a Time") just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, "Criminal Minds"), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, "Shameless"), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, "Death Yankee 3"), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, "The Boy Next Door"). 

Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, "Masters of Sex"), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas, has an agenda of her own.

For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.

Fans can visit the official show site at: http://www.nbc.com/heroes.

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