‘Heroes’ might be coming back for a fifth season on Xbox/MSN, reports suggest

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heroesTV Line is reporting that Microsoft is in early talks to revive Heroes, NBC’s formerly-massive superhero drama which ended amid low ratings  and an unhappy audience after only four seasons. It’s important to note that anything can happen during “early talks”, so nothing is set in stone, but it’s an interesting development nonetheless. Leading the talks between NBC and Microsoft is former NBC executive Jada Miranda, now working for Microsoft’s Xbox entertainment branch.

Heroes was rating gold for NBC when its first season in 2006, but bland storylines and too many characters are factors which contributed to the show’s massive ratings decline. The show was forced off the air in its fourth season. How would a revival of Heroes work? Reports suggest that Microsoft would keep the show’s core concepts the same, but replace the original series’ characters with a new cast and new stories. TV Line is reporting that the show would “mix in cameos from the original series’ cast (schedules and interest permitting)”.

It’s an interesting idea, but we’re not sure how far it’ll get in “early talks”. The show had a lot of promise and potential, and if the new show runners (or the old, if they rejoined the project) were able to harness what made the show’s first season so special, Xbox/MSN might have a re-hashed hit on their hands.

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