Filling in gaps between the wildly popular NBC series Heroes and successful reboot of the franchise, Heroes Reborn, German publisher Bastei Lübbe AG, in a joint multi-platform venture with Imperative Entertainment, is releasing the entire eBook and audiobook series based on Heroes Reborn on November 20, 2015. This series answers many of the burning questions in the Heroes universe and gives fans the unique opportunity to stay connected to Heroes Reborn during the show’s brief hiatus after the November 19 midseason finale.
To celebrate the release of the entire eBook and audiobook series and the midseason finale of the Heroes Reborn TV series, the first eBook in the series, Brave New World, by former editor of the UK comic 2000AD David Bishop, will be made available as a free eBook download on Amazon.com on November 19th and 20th. Brave New World, is a novelization of Tim Kring’s original draft script of the first episode of Heroes Reborn.
The other books in the series include A Matter of Trust by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn, which focuses on Father Mauricio, a priest who befriends a teenager with a secret and devastating power. Stephen Blackmoore’s Dirty Deeds is an action-packed tale of police corruption, featuring a young Captain James Dearing, a canny and cruel survivor who exploits the social upheaval surrounding Evolved Humans. Duane Swierczynski contributes Catch and Kill, a classic cat-and-mouse thriller about Luke and Joanne Collins, the lethal husband and wife killing team, who meet their match. Keith DeCandido’s Save The Cheerleader, Destroy The World tells the full story of what has happened to everybody’s favorite cheerleader, Claire Bennet, and answers many of the burning questions fans have. A Long Way From Home is an original tale by New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and Peter J. Wacks set at Camp Hale, the first “Temporary Assessment Camp” for Evolved Humans with non-threatening powers, where a motley crew of misfits join forces to pool their supposedly ‘trivial’ abilities.
Released as eBooks and audiobooks, the six thrillers address many previously unanswered questions about the overall story, offer new information about the characters, and treat readers to a deeper examination of the Heroes universe.
Heroes Reborn creator Tim Kring explains, “What you see on TV is just a piece of the Heroes universe we’ve created. These stories give existing and new fans a chance to learn the fates of some of their favorite characters, and to dive deeper into the rich Heroes mythology. Plus they’re a lot fun to read.”
Thomas Schierack, CEO of Bastei Lübbe, adds: “We’re proud to be a part of the global Heroes Reborn project. This underlines that we have been taking the right steps regarding our international approach. Working with such valuable partners like Universal Partnerships & Licensing shows how powerful the collaboration with Imperative Entertainment is in our joint venture Bastei LLC.”
The Heroes Reborn midseason finale is Thursday, November 19, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The series returns to NBC Thursday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET.
Heroes Reborn – Book #1: Brave New World will be available as an exclusive, limited-time free eBook download on Amazon, on November 19 and 20, 2015.
Heroes Reborn is a trademark and copyright of Universal Television. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC 2015. All Rights Reserved.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER:
Cologne-based Bastei Lübbe AG is one of the top trade publishers in the German publishing industry. Under the long-time leadership of the late publisher and principal shareholder Stefan Lübbe, along with management board members Thomas Schierack (CEO), Klaus Kluge and Felix Rudloff, the publishing and media group, currently offers a catalogue of 3,600 fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, children and young readers from its 12 different publishing units and imprints. With international authors such as Dan Brown, Ken Follett, David Baldacci and Andrea Camilleri, German authors such as Andreas Eschbach and Wolfgang Hohlbein, original German bestsellers including the ‘Waringham’-series by Rebecca Gablé and the New Zealand saga books from Sarah Lark, Bastei Lübbe has built an unrivalled position as the leading name in German popular fiction.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIPS & LICENSING
Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBC Universal’s consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel. This dedicated division is also responsible for film, home entertainment and television promotions. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
The eBook and audiobook series based on Heroes Reborn is currently available for pre-order wherever eBooks are sold, and the entire series will be available for download on Nov. 20, 2015.