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Premiere September 25, 2006
Finale January 21, 2016
Creator Tim Kring
Network NBC
Style 60-minute superhero action drama
Company Tailwind Productions
(seasons 1-4)
Imperative Entertainment
(season 5)
NBC Universal Television Studio
(season 1),
Universal Media Studios
(seasons 2–4),
Universal Television
(seasons 5)
Seasons 5
Episodes 91
Origin USA
Official Site NBC
Official Twitter @heroes feed on Twitter
Official Facebook Heroes on Facebook

Heroes is a superhero action drama that aired on NBC for four seasons, and returned for the fall of 2015.

The series, created by Tim Kring follows the lives of several people with extraordinary powers and the regular humans who come into contact with them. The title of the series is a play off of "superheroes" and uses many American comic book superhero conventions to tell an overarching storyline that's built up by several other stories building to a head.

In a typical episode, the subplots featuring several different main characters in varying locations on the planet are given time, often working towards a common goal whether they know it or not. Many episodes begin with a narrated voice over by Mohinder Suresh, and end on a cliffhanger for each character.

The series premiered in the Fall 2006 season and immediately broke away as a hit on its first episode. The series' pilot episode was the night's most watched program among adults aged 18–49, with a total of 14.3 million viewers. Heroes received the highest rating for any NBC drama premiere in five years and was quickly picked up for a full season. When the rest of the series proved popular, it was greenlit for a second season and a spin-off entitled Heroes: Origins, which features new characters in short stories written or directed by high profile filmmakers. However, the second season didn't receive nearly as high ratings. This combined with the WGA Strike caused the spin-off to be shelved.

To capitalize off of the comic book connection, Heroes was also told in a series of weekly online comics which fill in back story for characters in the series, including characters not appearing on the show.

While the show was cancelled at the end of its fourth season in 2010, in February 2014 NBC announced that creator Tim Kring would be resurrecting the show in a thirteen episode 'event' series titled Heroes: Reborn, which premiered on September 24, 2015.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
David Anders Adam Monroe
Kristen Bell Elle Bishop
Santiago Cabrera Isaac Mendez
Jack Coleman Noah Bennet
Tawny Cypress Simone Deveaux
Dana Davis Monica Dawson
Noah Gray-Cabey Micah Sanders
Greg Grunberg Matthew "Matt" Parkman
Robert Knepper Samuel Sullivan
Ali Larter Niki Sanders
Tracy Strauss
James Kyson Lee Ando Masahashi
Masi Oka Hiro Nakamura
Hayden Panettiere Claire Bennet
Adrian Pasdar Nathan Petrelli
Zachary Quinto Gabriel "Sylar" Gray
Sendhil Ramamurthy Mohinder Suresh
Dania Ramirez Maya Herrera
Leonard Roberts Daniel Lawrence "D.L." Hawkins
Cristine Rose Angela Petrelli
Milo Ventimiglia Peter Petrelli
Zachary Levi Luke Collins
Robbie A. Kay Tommy Clark
Kiki Sukezane Miko Otomo
Ryan Guzman Carlos Gutierrez
Rya Kihlstedt Erica Kravid
Gatlin Green Emily Duval
Henry Zebrowski Quentin Frady
Judith Shekoni Joanne Collins
Danika Yarosh Malina
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Ashley Crow Sandra Bennet
Jimmy Jean-Louis René the Haitian
Lisa Lackey Janice Parkman
George Takei Kaito Nakamura
Randall Bentley Lyle Bennet
Adair Tishler Molly Walker
Francesca Eastwood  
Jessalyn Gilsig Meredith Gordon
Malcolm McDowell Daniel Linderman
Thomas Dekker Zach
Stephen Tobolowsky Robert "Bob" Bishop
Željko Ivanek Emile Danko
David H. Lawrence XVII Eric Doyle
Brea Grant Daphne Millbrook
Jamie Hector Benjamin "Knox" Washington
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine Usutu
Blake Shields Flint Gordon
Dawn Olivieri Lydia
Madeline Zima Gretchen Berg
1 2 3 4 5


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One: Genesis September 25, 2006 May 21, 2007 23
Season Two: Generations September 24, 2007 December 3, 2007 11
Season Three: Villains September 22, 2008 April 27, 2009 25+1
Season Four: Redemption September 21, 2009 February 8, 2010 19
Season Five: Awakening September 24, 2015 January 21, 2016 13
Going Postal July 14, 2008 July 28, 2008 3
Destiny November 10, 2008 December 1, 2008 4
The Recruit December 15, 2008 January 12, 2009 5
Hard Knox December 22, 2008 December 29, 2008 4
Nowhere Man April 20, 2009 May 11, 2009 4
Slow Burn September 28, 2009 November 30, 2009 10
Dark Matters July 9, 2015 July 23, 2015 6


Season Premiere Finale #
Comics One September 26, 2006 September 18, 2007 51
Comics Two September 25, 2007 September 16, 2008 52+2
Comics Three September 23, 2008 September 15, 2009 41
Comics Four September 22, 2009 June 9, 2010 29


  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A listing of the characters.
  • Heroes: Origins: Information on the aborted spinoff anthology series.
  • Timeline: Timeline of events in the Heroes universe.
  • Connections: Information on where the characters cross paths with each other.
  • The Mystery Helix Symbol: A comprehensive list of all the places the mystery helix symbol has been seen.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases


Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season 1 August 28, 2007 purchase 7
Season 2 August 26, 2008 purchase 4
Season 3 September 1, 2009 purchase 6
Season 4 August 3, 2010 purchase 5


Title Release Discs
Season Sets
Season 1 August 28, 2007 purchase 7


Title Release Discs
Season Sets
Season 1 August 26, 2008 purchase 5
Season 2 August 26, 2008 purchase 4
Season 3 September 1, 2009 purchase 5
Season 4 August 3, 2010 purchase 4

External Sites