Heroes Reborn synopsis promises it'll 'reconnect' to awesomeness of 1st season

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May 12, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT (Updated)

Our curiosity was piqued when we heard NBC was reviving Heroes with a new miniseries, and now we have a few more details about what series creator Tim Kring is cooking up. 

The series was, of course, a monster hit when it debuted back in 2006. But shoddy plotting, coupled with the writers' strike, drove down the quality of subsequent seasons until it was eventually an unrecognizable mess that the network finally (mercifully) canceled.

With the surprise announcement that Heroes was being revived for a 13-episode miniseries, fans were left to wonder exactly what approach we would see. The awesomeness of the first season, or the insane terribleness of the finale few? According to the first plot info, it sounds like Kring is going back to the beginning for inspiration. Thank God.

Check out the first plot synopsis for Heroes Reborn below:

The saga behind the 2006 breakout series Heroes will continue as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept. This highly anticipated 13-episode miniseries will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities. This series will be preceded by a new digital series that will introduce audiences to the new characters and storylines that will take the Heroes phenomenon to new places.

Of course, that doesn't mean the original cast will be back, but at least they're going to try to tell some compelling stories that capture the same spirit as the debut season that enthralled the world for a short while. You know, until the series started sucking. Hard.

Do you think Kring can really recapture the Heroes magic?

(Via We Got This Covered)