Tim Kring Talks The Future Of Heroes

Now I tend to love it when creators are up in arms about future potential of their projects, especially post cancellation. It shows a love for what they created, and it reminds fans that they aren’t the only ones enjoying the project in question. That said, Heroes is a different animal. Especially when you consider the upcoming comments by Kring on it.

“No decision has been made [about the possibility of a wrap-up TV movie or mini-series]. 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. Certainly, a movie is a way to do that and clearly, there is an entire world and a number of platforms that this property could live in. Movies sometimes need a little distance from the television show.”

Now I just want to ask if we were watching the same show, because the characters stopped being ordinary as they were fleshed out and we found out that not a single one of them had a normal life. The show might not have been about getting off an island or stopping something, but maybe it should have been as the show lacked any true direction, just rehashing the same plots about changing the future so that the world didn’t go boom.  The show had a giant cast of characters and yet split its focus primarily amongst five of them; Hiro, Clair, Peter, Bennett, and Sylar, and in the process became boring, as the characterizations became paper thin. The writing was uninspired, and while I respect that Kring wants his series to carry on, there’s a reason it was cancelled. There’s a reason that viewers turned away like it was WCW.

….wait, does that mean that a Heroes movie would be Ready to Rumble?

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