‘Heroes Reborn’ to begin filming in Toronto in March
TORONTO — NBC’s Heroes reboot — titled Heroes Reborn — will begin filming in Toronto in March, Global News has learned.
The network teased Heroes Reborn last February and then announced in May plans for a 13-episode series that would continue the story of Heroes.
Show creator Tim Kring told Entertainment Weekly in July that Heroes Reborn will be “a whole fresh take on the series with a whole host of new characters.”
Jack Coleman will reprise his role as Noah Bennet but other originals cast members — including Zachary Quinto, Ali Larter, Kristen Bell, Hayden Panettiere and Masi Oka — will not be back.
“It takes place in a post-season 4 universe,” Kring told EW. “So it will tie into some of the ideas that were left dangling.”
The series about a group of ordinary people who had extraordinary abilities aired for four seasons beginning in 2006. It earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations during its run.
It averaged more than 14 million viewers in its inaugural season but dropped to half that number by its final season.
Plans for a spin-off, Heroes: Origins, in 2007 were postponed due to a writers’ strike and subsequently cancelled.
Global News first reported on Dec. 29 that Heroes Reborn could land in Toronto.
Heroes Reborn is expected to debut this summer on NBC and in Canada on Global.
Toronto is also playing host to a group super villains this year. Filming of the feature film Suicide Squad (aka Bravo 14) is scheduled to begin in mid-April. It stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis.
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