UK: Heroes to air on the Sci-Fi Channel in February



From the creators of “˜Lost’ comes an explosive new drama, HEROES ““ a show about ordinary people discovering they have extraordinary powers. The hit series is currently the number-one show in America with weekly viewing figures exceeding 14million and increasing every week. Heroes is predicted to be a global phenomenon and looks set to grab the imagination of UK viewers when it premieres on the SCI FI channel in February 2007.

Predicted to be the next Lost by respected US entertainment title TV Guide, explosive NBC production HEROES has reaped huge acclaim from critics and fans alike for its cinematic scope, incredible effects and multi-layered plotlines. After six weeks of incredible ratings NBC commissioned a full run of 22 episodes!

As a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe, a genetics professor in India uncovers a secret theory ““ there are people with super powers living among us. Amongst these are a high school cheerleader who learns that she is totally indestructible; a gifted artist whose drug addiction enables him to paint the future; a young man who develops a way to stop time through sheer will power; and a single-mother stripper who learns that she has an alternate personality with homicidal tendencies. In Los Angeles, a jaded cop discovers that he can hear people’s thoughts, a revelation which puts him on the trail of an elusive and sadistic serial killer. As we follow their lives week-by-week, we discover that their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the Earth from Armageddon.

Each block-buster episode costs $2 million to make and is littered with CGI and special effects usually reserved for Hollywood films. The breath taking action sequences and cutting-edge drama are guaranteed to keep British viewers gripped from start to finish. Creator Tim Kring says of the number one show, “We sort of made a pact internally that we weren’t going to be the show that made you wait for stuff.”

Working alongside Kring (also creator of long-running crime drama “˜Crossing Jordan’), is Damon Lindelof (Lost co-creator) and Jeph Loeb (television writing credits include “˜Smallville’ and “˜Lost’, as well as writing credits for Batman and X-Men comics). With these credentials behind HEROES, there is little surprise that it has been hailed as “˜X-Men meets Lost’.

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