Prepare for Heroes: Destiny
On the streets of Lima, Peru, a new Hero discovers his powers…
After more than one million votes were cast, today NBC and Sprint announced the winning hero in the “Create Your Hero” campaign. The winning character will star in the new online live action micro-series, HEROES: DESTINY. The first of four episodes will premiere exclusively at NBC.com and on Sprint phones, one episode to be released every Monday at 9pm et/pt starting November 10.
“For the first time ever, Sprint and NBC gave Heroes fans a hand in the creative process,” said Bill Morgan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Sprint. “And with the ability to vote and ultimately watch the new micro-series exclusively on mobile with their Sprint phones, we are demonstrating even more ways that our technology allows people to interact and be entertained.”
“Create Your Hero” began last season with fans selecting the characteristics of the new hero, including gender, name, special powers, personality and physical features. Each week fans voted on a different trait, which gradually evolved into two final character candidates: “Audrey” and “Santiago.” The winning hero, Santiago, 23, is an only child and lives with his mother in Lima, Peru. He works as an auto mechanic and hopes to go out in the world one day and accomplish something that makes his mother proud.
Also announced today was the casting of Columbian-born actor, Roberto Urbina, to bring the character to life. Urbina stars in a story created by the show’s award-winning writers and produced in collaboration with the series creators.
Now Santiago’s adventure begins!