There are television programs that are here to stay, and they show no intention of saying goodbye since despite the years that pass they still have an established audience. Perhaps the best proofs of this are Law and Order: UVE which has been broadcasting uninterruptedly for almost 23 years, or Grey’s Anatomy – 91%, which after 18 seasons on the air since 2005, continues to position itself as one of the favorites, leading the lists of the most watched programs both on open television, by cable or on streaming.
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On another lake, there are programs that start with a positive impact and suddenly, for incomprehensible reasons, are canceled. Such was the case Heroes, a program created by Tim Kring, produced by Universal Television and broadcast on NBC between 2006 and 2010 with a total of four seasons. The series was inspired by the classic American comics featuring a group of superheroes who tried to live a common life, but always ready to save the day.
Heroes it obtained an important reception with its first season with 14.3 million viewers in the United States, but after its last season the television network announced that the program would be canceled. Five years later a continuation now called Heroes Reborn would emerge – 43%, which although it continued with the events of the original and some characters returned, had new protagonists. This version, of which Zachary Levi was part, lasted only one season of 13 episodes, going unnoticed.
After six years of that stumble, Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us – 100%, My Friend Enzo – 82%), who starred in the original, spoke about that show and why he decided not to join the cast. During an interview on the show ON with Mario, who played Peter Petrelli was asked if he would be willing to be part of a reboot of that series, to which the actor replied that Heroes Reborn It was already a reboot, the same one that he refused to join because he felt he disrespected the original characters.
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Four years ago, they brought it back, and it was called Heroes reboot, revival, re-something. I do not remember the name. […] I’ll be honest, they came to me. They asked me to be part of it. But it didn’t feel good. Do you know how it feels? Honestly, it seemed like the creatives believed that powers were more important than characters. And what I find is that TV audiences connect with the characters, right? Because they see themselves being that character. And what it seemed was that they wanted to use Peter Petrelli, at first, to attract everyone.
According to the actor’s words, he felt how Peter’s character would only function as bait to attract the audience thinking that they would return, but he would only appear at the beginning, disappear for a while and return at the end of the series, which he I take it as a hoax for the viewers. Milo explained that he would have liked there to be a story behind his character or his former colleagues, perhaps explaining their absence, but that was not part of the producers’ plans.
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Some journalists point out (via .) that the mistake he made Heroes is that she gave her maximum in the first season, diminishing the possibilities of continuing to tell her stories little by little, and when they tried to rescue her with Heroes Reborn, they failed to get close to that impact, so much so that now few remember it, unlike the original that remains in the minds of that generation.