Will "Redemption," the new volume of Heroes premiering this Fall, mean redemption for the show itself? The show premiered to huge ratings, buzz, and Emmy recognition back in 2006, but the past few seasons have seen viewers dropping out and critical praise diminishing.
But now, the show seems to be entering a dramatic new phase, punctuated by the introduction of a roving, sinister carnival that recruits people with powers for nefarious purposes. (Robert Knepper, who plays carnival ringleader Samuel, was just promoted to series regular, so this story looks like it'll stick around for a while.) We see clips of that in the trailer below, which has scenes from the season premiere and a few episodes to follow.
What else? Well, there's Claire off at college with a new roommate/possible love interest (apparently this version of the trailer cuts out a kiss that the audience at Comic-Con got to see). We see Hiro — and young Hiro — at the carnival. And a few heroes appear to die, but who knows if they're dead for good? Also, various characters say "redemption" a whole lot, just to remind us what it's all about.
Does this trailer look like it could launch the show's comeback? To check it out,
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