Last season, they saved the world. Now the stars of
Heroes will get to
see the world. At a press conference held Thursday in Los Angeles, executive producer/creator
Tim Kring announced that the cast of the sci-fi hit will embark on a "Heroes World Tour" to promote the Season 1 DVD release on Aug. 28.
"The show has been licensed in 150 territories," said Kring. "Clearly, Heroes has struck a chord around the world. From the beginning, the central message has been the idea that people could come together to do great things. This tour is the embodiment of those ideals."
So far, the week-long global trek includes personal appearances in Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York City, Munich, Paris, London and Singapore, with more dates to come. "The Brady Bunch went to the Grand Canyon, so this is pretty cool for us," joked series star Greg Grunberg.
Kring also revealed a few hints about Season 2, which resumed production on Monday. "Last season, we set up the idea that there was another generation that had ideas of their own," he said, referring to the conspiracy between Angela Petrelli, Linderman, Kaito Nakamura and Charles Deveaux. "This season, what we're going to talk about is the sins of the parents being visited upon the children."
Other plot twists include solving Season 1's explosive finale, Hiro's time travel to feudal Japan, and the surviving heroes' struggles to resume their regular lives. "How do you stay on the farm after you've gone out and had these amazing adventures?" asked Kring. "A lot of these stories are resetting at the beginning. We're coming back to the touchstone of what it's like to try and live normal lives, as opposed to the first season where the plot got so cranked up, that idea sort of fell by the wayside." - Dana Meltzer Zepeda
For an update on the Heroes: Origins spin-off, see Today's News.