UK viewers will be able to see Heroes Reborn without subscription after the sci-fi drama was picked up by 5*, part of the Channel 5 family of channels.
Like the original Heroes, the new 13-part seres chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
The show starts a year after a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.
Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi) and Joanne (Judi Shekoni), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss. Noah Bennet, a.k.a. H.R.G. (Jack Coleman), has gone off the grid, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.
While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills.
Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green), but normalcy is virtually impossible after he learns of a new ability that terrifies him.
Coming from a sheltered upbringing, Malina (Danika Yarosh) has been told that she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, Miko (Kiki Sukezane) is trying to find her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that makes her a force to be reckoned with.
Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier, Carlos (Ryan Guzman), while Erica Kravid (Rya Kihlstedt), the head of Renautas – the highly successful tech conglomerate – has an agenda of her own.
For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), amongst others.
Yet together, their ultimate destiny is to save the world and mankind…
Channel 5’s Head of Acquisitions, Katie Keena commented: “As 5* moves to being the place for the hottest young drama around, Heroes Reborn is an exciting new addition to its 2016 line-up.
“The channel will make a great home for the show as we introduce the world of the Heroes to a new audience as well as the many fans who enjoyed the original series”.