Hit US Sci-Fi series Heroes, an epic drama chronicling the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary powers, comes to BBC Two later this month.
The ordinary people discover their extraordinary powers as a total eclipse casts its shadow over the world. Their ultimate destiny is to save the world from impending disaster.
Those people include Peter Petrelli, a young man who dreams of flying, and his brother, Nathan, a ruthless politician who thinks that Peter is dreaming his life away. Meanwhile, ordinary people from all around the world are starting to suspect that they have abilities beyond those of normal humans.
Heroin addict and artist Isaac Mendez paints images he cannot understand, until he sees his paintings as real-life images on the news and wonders whether he is painting the future.
In Las Vegas, single mum and stripper Niki Sanders has got herself in trouble with the Mob and starts seeing strange things in mirrors. Texas high school cheerleader Claire Bennet is finding growing up hard, especially as she is seemingly indestructible. Through a series of daredevil stunts, Claire discovers that her body has no limits and is able to recover from any wound almost instantly. Japanese businessman Hiro Nakamura discovers that he has powers of telekinesis and tries to convince a friend that he can bend space and time, but is it really possible for him to move through the space-time continuum like his comic-book heroes?
Genetics Professor Mohinder Suresh travels to New York to find out the truth about his father’s mysterious death but the trail leads him to an unexpected place. He learns that someone else is on the trail of the same research � someone who may kill to protect the secrets of the next step in human evolution.
Free to Air rights for the first series were secured by Sue Deeks, BBC Television’s Head of Series, Programme Acquisition. She describes the show as “a fresh and imaginative take on the superhero theme and features amazing special effects � BBC Two is the perfect home for such an intriguing, intelligent and irresistible drama.”
From creator/writer Tim Kring (Crossing Jordan), this 23-episode drama begins with a doublebill on Wednesday 25 July as a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe…
Internal Link: Meet the Heroes
Series Site: www.bbc.co.uk/heroes