Earlier this year NBC did us a favor by performing a mercy kill on “Heroes.” The fantasy series that showed so much promise during its first season had become unbearable by its fourth. When the series was officially canceled back in May there was a mixed reaction from fans. Some people wanted it to continue so it could redeem itself and others were happy to see it go. There was word that a TV movie might be in the works so they could tie up some loose ends but according to EW, that’s not going to happen.
When creator Tim Kring spoke to the site about the future of the show, he made it seem as if there were plenty of new stories to be explored — just not on NBC.
No decision has been made,” he said. “But the Heroes brand is an extremely broad premise. It was a premise about ordinary people, an undisclosed number of people all over the world, who were waking up to these extraordinary abilities. Any number of stories could happen around that. We never posited a single ending or a single premise.
It wasn’t about getting off of an island or stopping something from happening. We told stories in volumes that had a beginning, a middle, and an end. Those volumes could go on and on and on with many different characters. As a result, that Heroes universe is something that can be tapped into again in many ways.”
In other words, those “many ways” might not have anything to do with TV. Perhaps the web would be the best place for him to explore such material? But even then, do you think any of the actors would return to be on an internet show? What about a theatrical release? Nah, I’m barely interested in a TV movie let alone one that I’d have to pay 10 bucks to see.
Do you want a Heroes movie? Are you fine with where the show left off?