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Bastei Lübbe to Publish Official Tie-In to Heroes Reborn

heroes reborn featuredOn September 25, 2015, leading German publisher Bastei Lübbe will release the first in a series of novellas to tie in with the premiere of NBC‘s Heroes Reborn, the reboot of the globally successful TV show Heroes.

In a joint venture from Bastei Lübbe and multi-platform entertainment studio Imperative Entertainment, the Heroes Reborn novella series will be initially published as six e-books and audiobooks, with an anthologized print edition to follow. The novellas will be written by various authors including New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn and multimillion bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson. The six short thrillers will focus on both new and familiar characters from Heroes, with some of the novellas extending the narrative from the new series while others help fill in the gap between the old series and the new.

The Heroes Reborn novella series launches with Brave New World by David Bishop, which ties in with the first episode of the Heroes Reborn series. A Matter of Trust by Timothy Zahn focuses on a priest with a dark secret, while Nobody, an original tale by Kevin J. Anderson and Peter J. Wacks, involves the power and the curse of physical attraction. Duane Swierczynski‘s contribution is a cat-and-mouse thriller about a murderous husband and wife couple whose next intended victim proves highly elusive, while Stephen Blackmoore‘s story is an action-packed tale of police corruption. Finally, Keith De Candido‘s Save The Cheerleader, Destroy The World tells the full story of what happened to everybody’s favorite cheerleader, Claire Bennet.

You can pre-order the series now.




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SDCC 2015: Heroes Reborn Games Announced

heroes rebornImperative Entertainment has announced a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to produce two new games to celebrate the launch of NBC‘s Heroes Reborn event series this fall, which expands upon the “Heroes” universe. The games, Heroes Reborn: Gemini (console/PC/Mac) and Heroes Reborn: Enigma (smartphone/tablet), feature two different stories from Heroes creator and Heroes Reborn Executive Producer Tim Kring.

In the expansive Heroes franchise, this is the first time mobile and console games have been created. Both games will be available for digital download and offer fans a chance to dive deeper into the world of Heroes Reborn, allowing users to experience what it’s like to “Be The Hero” for the first time. Heroes Reborn: Gemini and Heroes Reborn: Enigma will introduce players to never-before-seen characters and environments.

Kring, creator of the Heroes universe and Imperative Entertainment co-founder, tapped Phosphor, a leading independent producer of quality console and mobile games, to develop both games. To make for a truly immersive 3-D experience, the Unreal Engine 4 was used to create both games.

Heroes Reborn: Gemini and Heroes Reborn: Enigma tell two interlocking tales of characters and environments that fans of Heroes Reborn have never seen.

Expanding on the television story arc of Heroes Reborn, Heroes Reborn: Gemini is a next-generation first-person adventure PC/console game that brings players into the dangerous world of Cassandra, a young woman who is determined to solve the mysteries of her past while discovering her new powers. The first-person action-puzzle mobile game, Heroes Reborn: Enigma, follows Dahlia, an evolved human with incredible powers, as she attempts to escape captivity at a secret government facility called The Quarry.

Both games can be played and enjoyed separately but share key characters, story points and gameplay dynamics, creating a richer experience for those who play both games.

A teaser video for the game will be unveiled on Sunday, July 12, at NBC’s Heroes Reborn panel at San Diego Comic-Con, after which it will be widely viewable across numerous video platforms.

Heroes Reborn premieres Thursday, September 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Tim Kring’s Imperative Entertainment & Black Mask team for Mayday

Mayday 1 coverImperative Entertainment, the company run by Heroes creator Tim Kring as well as Dan Friedkin, Farrelly Brothers producer Bradley Thomas, and Zak Kadison, is joining forces with Black Mask Studios for a scripted TV adaptation of Mayday, the new comic from red-hot writer Curt Pires and breakout artist Chris Peterson, which Black Mask co-founders Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz will executive produce alongside Imperative.

The intent is to adapt the material for a scripted television series.

Mayday lives in the underbelly of the Hollywood scene, where a washed-up, drug-addicted screenwriter and a transgender bartender stumble onto a Satanic cult’s plan to sacrifice people all across LA and bring on Armageddon. As our damaged heroes embark on a suicide mission to stop the crazy cultists, they begin to wonder if this is all really happening or if they’re just plain crazy… Probably both.

Mayday marks Black Mask’s latest foray into TV, joining the adaptations of Steve Niles and Christopher Mittens’ The Disciples in development with Wes Craven at Universal Cable Productions and Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham’s Five Ghosts in development with UCP and BenderSpink at Syfy where Evan Daugherty is writing the pilot.

Imperative and Black Mask are currently out to writers to adapt Mayday. Imperative sees the show as a perfect fit for their multi-platform business model, which includes the ability to finance the series, feature films, book series, and video games.

Mayday #1 hit stores on April 29, 2015 and is currently sold out at Diamond Distribution, but still available at some retailers.