NBC used Saturday’s primetime Olympics coverage to announce that Heroes is coming back with a new miniseries.

A press release was issued right after the commercial made the initial announcement on television.

Heroes Reborn is set to make its debut in 2015 as an “event miniseries” with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring in charge of its rebirth. The show has a 13-episode order.

“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in a press release.

She continued, “Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”

We’re glad to hear that NBC won’t be afraid of bringing back original cast members. Who’s on your wish list?

Watch the promo that premiered during the Olympics below:

Before Heroes Reborn’s premiere, NBC will launch a digital series that will “introduce the characters and new story lines.”

Heroes ran on NBC from 2006 – 2010.

Will you eagerly anticipate the limited return of ‘Heroes’?

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Edited by Karen Rought