Last week it was confirmed that NBC would no longer hemorrhage money from their bank account to produce Tim Kring’s sci-fi series, “Heroes.” The show ran for four seasons, introduced the world to Zachary Quinto, and unfortunately also Hayden Panetierre. The creator and writer recently wrote an open letter to fans of the series reacting to the network’s decision. Here’s what he had to say…
Here’s Kring’s full statement:
I want to first extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the legion of enthusiastic fans who have watched ‘Heroes’ on TV, online, DVR, DVD and mobile over the last four seasons. Every week more than 45 million TV viewers around the world, as well as millions of social and digital media-based fans, have made ‘Heroes’ one of the five most-watched shows across traditional and digital media screens in the history of television. For NBC, I certainly understand the challenge of creating a business model around a show which arrived precisely as the audience was finding new ways to watch traditional content on multiple screens. I personally have had 12 great years with my friends at NBC, and with ‘Heroes,’ they provided me a rare opportunity to put a message of hope, interconnectivity and global consciousness into the world. For that I am grateful and look forward to finalizing our discussion about a number of ways to keep the ‘Heroes’ universe alive for its fans.
If you’re one of those people who felt the season 4 finale wasn’t a good ending for the show there has been talk of NBC producing a 2 hour TV movie to wrap up the series. We don’t personally think they need to go that far because even though they did leave it open for another chapter they also went back to one of the staples of the early episodes, which were Claire’s video tapes.
We thought that was a nice homage to the show’s humble beginnings and it wrapped up the season’s arc. If you guys have any ideas as to how or why they should do a movie let us know.
What do you think about Kring’s statement? Do you think they should make a Heroes movie?