FIRST LOOK: Old and New Collide in Heroes Reborn – 'This Is Heroes on Steroids'

Oh, what a difference five years makes!

PEOPLE can exclusively premiere a First Look at NBC’s upcoming reboot Heroes Reborn, which finds many familiar faces from Heroes in the midst of a dangerous crisis – or, as creator Tim Kring puts it: “They are persecuted and hunted.”

Heroes Reborn Teaser: 'Where Are the Heroes?' (VIDEO)

Where have all the heroes gone?

In a new teaser trailer for NBC’s upcoming series reboot Heroes Reborn, the world without the supernaturally gifted stars of the popular 2006 10 drama looks bleak.

The 30-second clip shows a desolate world, riddled with riots and fires. The overarching message in the dystopian setting? The heroes are missing.

QUOTED: Masi Oka Likes Real-Life Surprises

“I’m not dating, but I’m seeing – just getting to meet a lot of great people, which is fantastic. Meanwhile, I’m still searching for my soul mate as well. But I’m planning to be surprised.”

• Masi Oka talking about his love life with PEOPLE at the L.A. premiere of Dan in Real Life
–Nick White

Heroes Star Masi Oka – Crushing on Kristen Bell?

Heroes' Masi Oka: Hayden Panettiere Is Looking Out for Me

Hayden Panettiere may be just getting over a breakup (from boyfriend Stephen Coletti), but she doesn’t need any advice from her Heroes costar Masi Oka.

“[Stephen] was a good guy,” Oka, 32, told PEOPLE during the Emmys celebrations over the weekend. “But I’m really in no place to give her advice because I’m looking for love myself and I haven’t had much luck there. I’m single and available.

Heroes Star Searching for His 'Soul Mate'

With his newfound fame as a star of Heroes, Masi Oka says his social life – and romantic prospects – have improved.

“I’ve been going on dates a lot, [looking for] my soul mate here and there,” Oka, 32, told PEOPLE at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards nominee luncheon in Beverly Hills.

Despite his busy work schedule, “I make it a point to get out and just meet people,” said the Tokyo native, who plays anime enthusiast Hiro Nakamura on the NBC hit. “Hopefully I’ll find someone I can share the rest of my life with.”