As NBC returns with its superhero series, Heroes Reborn, will reunite the old warriors with newer ones, together they would all attempt to save the world from the wrath of Luke and Joanne Collins. The two-hour premiere episode titled, Brave New World and Odessa, will air on Thursday 24 September at 8pm EST on NBC.
The official synopsis of the premiere event reads: "After a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated and lives in shambles, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding after being blamed for the catastrophic event. A new world order has them being hunted by those with nefarious motives, such as Luke (Zachary Levi) and Joanne Collins (Judi Shekoni), who are out to avenge a tragic loss of their son."
The synopsis of the premiere episode also says:
Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. In Los Angeles, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman). For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past and together their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.
Moreover, Noah Bennet played by Jack Coleman had managed to keep his old life a secret. However, he comes face-to-face with a conspiracy theorist, Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski), who is out to uncover his fate and the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.
Meanwhile, actor Zachary Levi who plays Luke, dished about his dark character in an interview with TVLine.
Levi said, "I really wanted to play something that was darker and grittier and edgier and more f****d up. I wanted somebody that had some problems. One of the things that [series creator Tim Kring] pitched, which I loved so much about it, was [Luke] really winds up in a very conflicted spot."
Although Levi's character is widely considered the villain, the Chuck actor believes he is "honest about his trajectory".
"I'm playing him the way that I feel is the most honest to the way he's been written and what the trajectory is. Whether people see him as a villain or not is up to them. All the best villains are people who really believe that what they're doing is the right thing to do, and it's even more gray for Luke. It'll be interesting to see what people's reactions are to the first two episodes and then moving on after that, [in terms of] his particular journey and trajectory," Zachary explained.