Heroes comes to the BBC @ 24 November 2006 08:46 AM
Heroes, the top-rating new series aimed at 18 to 49 year olds which has enjoyed great success in America this season, is to be screened on BBC Two next year.

This epic drama, chronicling the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary powers, has been licensed by the BBC from NBC.

The show has found itself as the number one new show of the season and one of the highest-rated programmes on US network television, Heroes currently pulls in an impressive 14.3 million viewers.

The Los Angeles Times described it as "a cleverly naturalistic approach to a superhero story". Sue Deeks, from the BBC, secured the free terrestrial television rights to Heroes in the UK for the BBC.

"Heroes is a fresh and imaginative take on the superhero theme and features amazing special effects BBC Two is the perfect home for such an intriguing, intelligent and irresistible drama."

Heroes is due to air early next year on BBC Two.
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