Possibly the most intriguing (or odd, depending on the way you look at it) piece of news from over the weekend is that NBC has commissioned a 13-episode miniseries reviving 2006’s “Heroes.” Entitled “Heroes Reborn,” original series creator Tim Kring will helm the miniseries, though no other details about casting were revealed.
“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” NBC President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. 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.”
Airs 2015 on NBC
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
A new trailer for “Amazing Spider-Man 2” has hit online. Entitled “Rise of Electro,” the three-minute trailer features quite a bit of new footage and audio of Spidey and Electro facing each other down.
Opens May 2
THE WALKING DEAD
AMC has released three video clips from “The Walking Dead”: a sneak peek at “Still,” next week’s episode, as well as a behind-the-scenes video and inside look at “Claimed.”
Airs Sundays on AMC
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
The “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Twitter continues to throw out photos for the upcoming film, this time focusing on future-shifted Magneto played by Ian McKellen.
– X-Men Movies (@xmenmovies) February 23, 2014
Opens May 23
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
A new TV spot for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has hit online, and some are taking the voice-over to mean one of the main characters might die. If you like, listen and judge for yourself.
Opens April 4
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Comic Book Movie has posted a selection of photos from “Tahiti,” the upcoming episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” featuring a first look at B.J. Britt as Agent Triplett.
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
BBC has announced the newest addition to the “Doctor Who” cast: Samuel Anderson has been cast as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School and new companion to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.
“For the fourth time in ‘Doctor Who’ history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS,” showrunner Steven Moffat said via press release. “In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first series of ‘Doctor Who!'”
NBC is reportedly close to casting Matt Ryan as John Constantine in the upcoming reboot. While Ryan has had roles in films like “Layer Cake,” “Armistice” and “Flypaper,” video game fans will likely better recognize him as the voice of Edward Kenway in “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.”