Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring which tells the stories of disparate and ordinary individuals from around the world who inexplicably develop superhuman abilities, and whose lives become gradually intertwined as they each find themselves on a similar path to save the world.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 25 September, 2006 to 8 February, 2010. There are 77 episodes in four seasons.
Heroes premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Wednesday 23 May 2007, at 20h31. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 4 premiered on SABC3 on Wednesday 13 October 2010, at 21h00. New episodes broadcast Mondays to Wednesdays at the same time. There are 19 episodes in the fourth and final season.
From creator/writer Tim Kring comes Heroes, an epic drama that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
As a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe, a genetics professor in India - Mohinder Suresh - travels to New York to investigate the death of his father. It leads him to a secret theory - there are people with super powers living among us.
Meanwhile, a young hospice nurse, Peter Petrelli, tries to convince his politician brother that he can fly. A high school cheerleader, Claire Bennett, learns that she is totally indestructible and Niki Sanders, a Las Vegas stripper struggling to make ends meet to support her young son, discovers that her mirror image has a secret.
A gifted artist, Isaac Mendez, whose drug addiction is destroying his life and relationship with his girlfriend, believes he can paint the future.
Matt Parkman, a down-on-his-luck Los Angeles police officer can hear people's thoughts and Hiro Nakamura, a computer programmer from Japan, develops a way to stop time through sheer will power.
It seems that their ultimate destiny is to save the world...
After a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe, seemingly calling forth a multitude of everyday men and women with special powers, Dr. Mohinder Suresh, a genetics professor from India, continues to champion his father's theory that there are people with extraordinary abilities living among us.
Claire Bennet, an indestructible high school cheerleader, must hide her ability from her peers while working to maintain her relationship with her father, a man of mystery who has a keen interest in people like her.
Niki Sanders, a Las Vegas single mother with astonishing strength - and a dangerous, amoral mirror image (Jessica Sanders) - struggles to support and protect her young son Micah, a genius who can interact with electronic machinery through touch.
Matt Parkman, a police detective from Los Angeles, attempts to put his ability to hear the thoughts of others to good use.
In Japan, Hiro Nakamura's ability to pierce the space-time continuum and manipulate time has empowered him to change the future, as he embarks on wild adventures with his best friend Ando Masahashi.
Nathan Petrelli, a congressional hopeful with the ability to fly, has his dreams dashed after failing to stop his younger brother Peter, a nurse with the ability to absorb the powers of others, from exploding over the New York City skyline.
And after this violent clash in New York, the fate of Sylar, a manipulative serial killer dedicated to violently collecting the extraordinary talents of special people, is unknown.
Meanwhile, in the Dominican Republic, a young woman named Maya Herrera and her twin brother, plagued by her threatening ability, attempt to make the dangerous crossing to the United States in search of help. Maya has the ability to cry a deadly disease while her brother is the cure.
And Monica Dawson, another young woman with newfound special abilities, would give up everything to help the people around her.
While the various heroes are forced to find a new direction, The Company seeks to control the new stage in evolution. As new characters emerge, the previous generation of heroes are being murdered.
Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world...
Following his assassination attempt, Season 3 will reveal if Nathan is dead or alive. Hiro continues to use his ability to pierce the space-time continuum and leaps into wild, international adventures with Ando.
Meanwhile, an unlikely guide expands Matt's ability to read peoples' thoughts, Niki unveils a hidden secret and Suresh takes a dangerous step into darkness.
They may have saved the cheerleader, New York City and the world, but enemies are never far away. Sylar's back and ominous signs signal catastrophe ahead.
Is Peter's unimaginable discovery the key to defeating the latest threat?
Claire struggles with adjusting to her new life in college when a mysterious death thrusts her into the spotlight once again.
Elsewhere, Hiro and Ando continue their noble quest to help people by promoting their abilities.
Angela fears Nathan will soon discover his true identity; while Matt is haunted by an unexpected visitor seeking something he has lost.
Tracy Strauss and H.R.G. join forces, looking for the key to unlock the motive behind a horrific crime.
Meanwhile, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) uses his abilities for good, but he is soon called upon to aid an old friend.
While the heroes adjust to their new surroundings, a mysterious carnival clan, led by ringleader Samuel (Robert Knepper), sets their sights on familiar faces.
Why You Have To Watch Heroes
Which Super Power Do You Most Want?
Weekly Episode Commentaries
Calling All The Heroes
Cast and Characters
Meet The Cast Of Heroes Part 1
Meet The Cast Of Heroes Part 2
The Characters Of Heroes
The series aired exclusively on SABC3
Season 1 (23 episodes)
Premiere: 23 May 2007 | Finale: 7 November 2007 | Wednesdays, 20h31
Season 2 (11 episodes)
Premiere: 9 October 2008 | Finale: 18 December 2008 | Thursdays, 20h31
Season 3 (25 episodes)
Premiere: 18 November 2009 | Finale: 13 January 2010 | Mondays-Wednesdays, 21h00
Season 4 (19 episodes)
Premiere: 13 October 2010 | Finale: 24 November 2010 | Mondays-Wednesdays, 21h00