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Heroes is a serial saga about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives. Some of the superheroes who will be introduced to the viewing audience include Peter Petrelli, an almost 30-something male nurse who suspects he might be able to fly, Isaac Mendez, a 28-year-old junkie who has the ability to paint images of the future when he is high, Niki Sanders, a 33-year-old Las Vegas showgirl who begins seeing strange things in mirrors, Hiro Nakamura, a 24-year-old Japanese comic-book geek who literally makes time stand still, D.L. Hawkins, a 31-year-old inmate who can walk through walls, Matt Parkman, a beat cop who can hear other people's thoughts, and Claire Bennet, a 17-year-old cheerleader who defies death at every turn. As the viewing audience is discovering the nature of each hero's powers, the heroes themselves are discovering what having superpowers means to them as well as the larger picture of where their superpowers come from. Tune in each week to see how these heroes are drawn together by their common interest of evading the series' antagonist who wants to harvest their super-DNA for himself. Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world! The series will star Greg Grunberg (Alias), Leonard Roberts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls), and Hayden Panettiere (Ally McBeal, Guiding Light). Tim Kring (Crossing Jordan, Chicago Hope) is the series' creator. The pilot is set to be directed by Dave Semel (American Dreams, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Beverly Hills, 90210). Heroes will be produced by NBC/Universal/Tailwind.

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David Anders

David Anders

Takezo Kensei/Adam Monroe

Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

Noah Bennet/HRG

Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg

Matt Parkman

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Samuel Sullivan

Ali Larter

Ali Larter

Niki Sanders/Tracy Strauss

James Kyson Lee

James Kyson Lee

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Fan Reviews (1569)

  • unbelievable

    Why make the characters sooo overly stupid justt to keep a storyline reminding me that I'm watching a TV I was thinking that TV shows and movies have the goal of making them feel as real as guess Tim didn't think about just could do without the great amount of ignorance and stupidity!!. All shows do it but this one . does it too fucking No show has everr!!will neverr! disappoint me and make me as angry as this one definitely found a way to make it imperfect. Like every human does with whatever they do fucking wizmoreless
  • Solid 9.5 !

    Lovely show with lots of heart from writer, director and actors!! Even when Heroes had its lows, those where fun WTF?!-moments. Acting is solid. Writing is very good. Tim obviously spilled his soul into this work, because the story is fun, original and remains creative. I'm binge watching currently at S04E03 and Heroes still runs strong. Tim had his creative holiday to recharge with new energy and I can't wait for Heroes Reborn! :DD Congratulations for the team! Heroes was a ground-breaking accomplishment and we will NEVER FORGET YOU!!moreless
  • What a great show

    Some great characters, some great acting and lots of actionIt was cancelledyears too early, they keep crap like the walking dead for longer its ridicilous.
  • Language barrier

    Just started watching on netflix, my question is why are there no translation for the Japanese speaking parts? Disappointing .
  • More Than Just a Show

    Heroes is an American made science fiction television drama series produced by NBC. The show follows the stories and lives of ordinary people who can do extraordinary things through the manifestation of unbelievable abilities and how these ability change their lives and the worlds. As they start to react to the realization of their powers they start to affect their everyday lives. We begin to realize that there is more to this than just god given superpowers, because at the same time a group of people known now only as "The Company" are capturing heroes, and rallying up scientists, one of which is Suresh, a research geneticist who's trying to continue his late father's research into the biological source of these powers. The story really starts to develop when we're introduced to Noah Bennet, the lead agent and current "spokesperson" for the company is looking for these heroes to bring them to the company to be experimented on, He is in the middle of his a morale battle of his own; having to chose between his life's work or his family as his daughter, Clair Bennet also has superhero abilities, she can't. After only having a short time to come to terms with their powers, they are drawn to each other in New York City at Kirby Plaza. There they must do their part to stop the destruction of Manhattan by a villain, Sylar who can absorb other peoples abilities.

    The show has done exceptionally well especially with its at funding at first the show was able to pull off quite the first season, and a lot of that had to do with the story itself, but more importantly the characters. People love the idea of being able to possess these powers, and it comes down to why everybody loves the idea that someone seemingly ordinary is out saving our world from imminent destruction. People however, well myself love it a lot more when those people go through the same emotions, the same obstacles we face everyday but a million times worse under undeniable odds. Its just like Peter Parker in Spiderman or Bruce Wayne in Batman. This fantasy gives us hope. Hope that we can be something bigger, greater. Whats so unique and great about heroes is that all the characters, even the villains are human beings, and they are all trying to find themselves just as much as we are just in many different ways. Not only did the characters grow onto me while watching heroes, but for once the actors did too. These people were not recognized as actors before this show and its important to note that these people were dynamic in themselves throughout the making of the series. I think it was this combination of storytelling and acting alongside with my own questions of the universe that made the show captivate me so much. I highly recommend heroes for anyone who ponders the idea that we have the ability to be something more .It will have you picking sides as there really is no good or bad guy, and questioning your own good and evil for yourself.moreless
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  • © 2008 NBC Universal, Inc.
  • © 2008 NBC Universal, Inc.

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facing danger, saving the world, good vs. evil, characters with double lives, characters with hidden agendas