During one of the commercial breaks of The Winter Olympics a 20 second teaser for Heroes Reborn was aired much to everybody’s surprise. 

The series created by Tim Kring focused on a group of unconnected people who discover they possess special abilities, featuring Milo Ventigmiglia , Zachary Quinto, Ali Larter and Hayden Panettiere first broadcast in 2006 the series was an instant ratings giant all over the world. The second season ran into trouble and was cut short due to the writers strike of 2007 with just 11 episodes produced and a radically different ending for the season. For millions of viewers this was the end of Heroes and an extended third season did little to win back those who had given up, the fourth run found a little of the magic that made Heroes such a unique piece of television but sadly it wasn’t enough for NBC to give the go ahead for more.

Four years on from its cancellation Heroes is making a comeback as a 13 episode limited series, this time we’ll be following a new group of characters with super powers but there is a possibility that some of the original cast could pop up for a cameo according to NBC Entertainment  President Jennifer Salke

“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.”

We might not know which original cast members could be returning but NBC have confirmed that the new characters will be introduced in a series of online episodes.