Heroes Reborn is almost near the end. The NBC mini-series will air its mid-season finale on November 19th, but the saga continues in both audio and eBook form before the show returns in January.
New eBooks and audiobooks will be released on November 20th as a tie-in to the series and the overall Heroes mythology. The first is available for free on Amazon.
The first of the series, Brave New World, ” is a novelization of Tim Kring’s original draft script of the first episode of Heroes Reborn.” The other five in the series are written by a wide range of authors and comic book writers and will explore the wide expanse of the Heroes universe, including the gaps in between the original series and the current reboot.
All six eBooks and audiobooks will be available for download on Amazon.com. Brave New World will be available the same day as the mid-season finale, November 19th.
There’s no official news on whether Heroes Reborn will continue as a TV series, but actor Robbie Kay has recently stated he’d “love” to do a second season.
Here’s the official announcement:
Filling in gaps between the wildly popular NBC series Heroes and successful reboot of the franchise, Heroes Reborn, German publisher Bastei Lübbe AG, in a joint multi-platform venture with Imperative Entertainment, is releasing the entire eBook and audiobook series based on Heroes Reborn on November 20, 2015. This series answers many of the burning questions in the Heroesuniverse and gives fans the unique opportunity to stay connected to Heroes Reborn during the show’s brief hiatus after the November 19 midseason finale.
To celebrate the release of the entire eBook and audiobook series and the midseason finale of the Heroes Reborn TV series, the first eBook in the series, Brave New World, by former editor of the UK comic 2000AD David Bishop, will be made available as a free eBook download on Amazon.com on November 19th and 20th. Brave New World, is a novelization of Tim Kring’s original draft script of the first episode of Heroes Reborn.
The other books in the series include A Matter of Trust by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn, which focuses on Father Mauricio, a priest who befriends a teenager with a secret and devastating power. Stephen Blackmoore’s Dirty Deeds is an action-packed tale of police corruption, featuring a young Captain James Dearing, a canny and cruel survivor who exploits the social upheaval surrounding Evolved Humans. Duane Swierczynski contributes Catch and Kill, a classic cat-and-mouse thriller about Luke and Joanne Collins, the lethal husband and wife killing team, who meet their match. Keith DeCandido’s Save The Cheerleader, Destroy The World tells the full story of what has happened to everybody’s favorite cheerleader, Claire Bennet, and answers many of the burning questions fans have. A Long Way From Home is an original tale by New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and Peter J. Wacks set at Camp Hale, the first “Temporary Assessment Camp” for Evolved Humans with non-threatening powers, where a motley crew of misfits join forces to pool their supposedly ‘trivial’ abilities.
Released as eBooks and audiobooks, the six thrillers address many previously unanswered questions about the overall story, offer new information about the characters, and treat readers to a deeper examination of the Heroes universe.
Heroes Reborn creator Tim Kring explains, “What you see on TV is just a piece of the Heroes universe we’ve created. These stories give existing and new fans a chance to learn the fates of some of their favorite characters, and to dive deeper into the rich Heroes mythology. Plus they’re a lot fun to read.”
Thomas Schierack, CEO of Bastei Lübbe, adds: “We’re proud to be a part of the global Heroes Reborn project. This underlines that we have been taking the right steps regarding our international approach. Working with such valuable partners like Universal Partnerships & Licensing shows how powerful the collaboration with Imperative Entertainment is in our joint venture Bastei LLC.”
The Heroes Reborn midseason finale is Thursday, November 19, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The series returns to NBC Thursday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET.”
What do you think? Are you a Heroes fan? Do you think the reboot lives up to the original series? Will you be downloading the book series?