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Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring (Touch) that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the stories of ordinary people who discover superhuman abilities, and how these abilities take effect in the characters’ lives. The series emulates the aesthetic style and storytelling of American comic books, using multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. The series was produced by Tailwind Productions in association with Universal Media Studios.
The plot of Heroes is designed to be told in a way similar to the way comic books are told. Each season of Heroes contains one or two “volumes”. There are several main story lines in each volume. As the main plots develop, smaller, more intimate stories are told within them. Each main character’s story is developed separately and as time passes their paths cross and it is explained how their stories are intertwined and connected. This is the story of ordinary people who discover extraordinary super powers after a solar eclipse reveals them, and how these abilities affect the characters’ daily lives.