Heroes is a drama on NBC that focuses on ordinary people that develop extraordinary powers. It premieres on September 25, 2006 and was immediately a critic and fan favorite doe its fast-paced story lines and interesting characters.
The show is styled after various comic books. It uses using short, multi-episode story arcs that eventually progress to a larger, more encompassing arc.
After averaging more viewers in its opening season than any NBC drama in five years, the second season of Heroes was considered a disappoiment; it was also cut short due to the writers' strike. Creator Tim Kring acknowledged the show's missteps in the months between seasons two and three, however.
The ensemble cast of Heroes is comprised of actors that weren't very well known until their roles on the show:
- Hayden Panettiere
- Milo Ventimiglia
- Masi Oka
- Adrian Pasdar
- Zachary Quinto
- Ali Larter
- Sendhil Ramamurthy
- Jack Coleman