[UPDATE: We now have a version of the trailer viewable outside the U.S.]
If you were following our coverage of the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con then you probably caught my report on the Heroes panel, which featured cast and crew from the show coming out to promote the upcoming fifth volume/third season of the Heroes saga, titled (appropriately enough) "Redemption".
Heroes indeed has a lot to redeem itself from (ridiculous story lines, shoddy scripts), and though last season's "Fugitives" was a step in the right direction for many fans, it did not quite fully restore the show to its former greatness.
Will Heroes find "Redemption" this season? Check out the teaser trailer for the upcoming season and decided for yourself:
UPDATE: For our International audience, because you demanded it, here is another version of the Heroes: Redemption preview (VIEWABLE ANYWHERE)
Now this trailer contains a lot of the footage that was shown at Comic-Con - but not all of it. It looks like some of the more SPOILER moments (read my review of the panel to see which ones I'm talking about) have been stripped away and only a vague idea of overarching story is provided here. The footage at Comic-Con was much more in-depth.
If you didn't catch it in the trailer, two big names joining the cast season are Robert Knepper ("T-Bag" from Prison Break) as "earth-mover"/carnival ringmaster, Samuel; as well as Ray Park (a.k.a. Darth Maul, Toad, Snake Eyes) as a super-speedster henchman with a penchant for knife-throwing. Both actors attended the Comic-Con panel and their roles look pretty interesting to say the least. Park in particular has an awesome super-speed knife-fight with Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) in an upcoming ep.
Oh, and in case you wondering: all the footage shown in this trailer (and subsequently at Comic-Con) all takes place in the first 3-4 episodes. That's a lot of action crammed into a little bit of time.
Heroes: Redemption premieres on September 21, 2009 @ 9/8c on NBC.