To prepare viewers for “Heroes Reborn” and the return of the “Heroes” franchise, NBC produced an all new six-episode prequel webseries, "Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters.” This prequel bridged the gap between the original series and "Heroes Reborn," reintroducing viewers to the "Heroes" universe and unveiling a whole new generation of "Heroes." Fans loved this new installment and parsed each episode for easter eggs, clues and other information that would give them deeper insight into “Heroes Reborn.” Episodes of the webseries received over 4 million views across all platforms, including YouTube, Hulu, the NBC App and the all-new Heroes App.
It's been five years since the public became aware of the existence of evolved humans or "EVOs" who possess incredible, supernatural abilities. In that time, the public has grown to either fear or revere EVOs. An online community forms around the rallying cry of the anonymous Hero_Truther, who seeks to humanize EVOs in the wake of lies, slander and fear mongering. Among those posting their personal stories is Phoebe Frady (Aislinn Paul "Degrassi: The Next Generation"), who is encouraged to document her origin story by her brother, Quentin (Henry Zebrowski "A to Z"). But as Phoebe struggles to control her power, she attracts unwanted attention from a mysterious new company.
Watch the series trailer or all 6-episodes below.