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'Heroes Reborn' Picks Up As If It's In Season 10, Tim Kring Says

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Creator Tim Kring says he doesn't approach 'Reborn' as the fifth season that he never got to do but as if the new NBC drama had gone on the entire time it was off the air.

Tim Kring is approaching NBC's Heroes Reborn as if it’s the 10th season of the franchise and not the fifth season of the drama he never got to finish.

Kring's original drama, which burned bright right out of the gate when it launched in 2006, became a television phenomenon. However, the stretched-out storytelling of a 22-episode season led to some unfortunate creative missteps — ones that Kring has been vocal about in the past few years — and fans jumped ship in droves by the time the series ended abruptly after its fourth season.

Now, five years later, Kring and NBC are bringing the drama back with a mixture of returning fan favorites and a roster of new "evolved humans" as Kring and company look to save the world again after the shocking death of formerly indestructible cheerleader Claire. The cast includes returning stars Jack Coleman (Noah Bennet), Christine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Greg Grunberg (Matt), Masi Oka (Hiro), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder) and newcomers to the franchise Zachary Levi, Judi Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman and Robbie Kay.

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