Heroes Cancelation Not The End; Series Still Alive

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:11 pm,

This week, when NBC announced their 2010/2011 primetime schedule, the news that every Heroes fan was dreading became reality – the series was canceled.

Considering the series has been on a decline since the second season, the announcement of Heroes cancelation was inevitable. Although, creator Tim Kring and NBC have both commented that while the series has technically been canceled, Heroes is NOT over.

On Monday, NBC executives confirmed that they will be talking to series creator Tim Kring after their upfront presentation about the possibility of a Heroes television movie. Yesterday, Tim Kring released a heartfelt statement not only thanking the 45 million fans around the world for watching, but also confirming that he is indeed close to finalizing a deal that would not only continue the series, but bring closure to superhero drama.

You can read Tim Kring’s statement below:

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 Heroes is such an international phenomenon, with fans around the world wanting the series to continue, perhaps this would the perfect situation for a foreign network to step in and share the production costs of the show.

That way, NBC won’t have to foot the entire bill and will be able to be more lenient with its ratings expectations. Although, with NBC’s recently announced primetime line-up looking incredibly weak, Heroes, like Chuck, just might be what the network needs – guaranteed ratings.

What do you think about the possibility of Heroes returning? Would you watch a Heroes television movie?

Keep watching Screen Rant as we follow the future Heroes.

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Source: Collider and Hollywood Reporter

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  1. THIS SHOW BETTER RETURN RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

  2. Ive constantly re watched heroes ever since it finished in 2010 more times than i can count. i need more its my favorite show and i loved all seasons.
    there needs to be more it cant be over the last ep “too be continued…” at the end come on its been 3 years, almost 4, get the original cast they where amazing. why did they have to kill off issac and simone i really liked them characters!! (needed to vent)

    • I’ve done the exact same thing I’ve just started from the beginning for the 8 th time.
      (obsessed) It never gets old.

      • I just finished it for the first time and it was the greatest show I’ve ever seen! The complex story line which at first seemed to have an endless supply of characters all having an amazing story! Now I cant wait to show my girlfriend! And call me crazy but I believe Syler had the best story. Team Syler

  3. I just watched heroes now, and I’m really surprised. I’ve watched a lot of series, but this is really the best there is. I really hope there is a season 5 comes with the same characters, it might be three years later, but come on! I do not want such an end like that.. I’m really disappointed. but I would give anything in order to obtain! other seasons

  4. Bring the show back.

  5. I loved heroes and am sad it just ended if anything I wish for a last show to let us know what happened to Claire, Matt, Peter did Sylar stay good. If anything a closure would be awesome.

  6. I totally agree with Melissa ..heroes was an awesome show and it would be extremely awesome if it came back!

  7. Hey, so if networks could stop canceling some of their best shows (like this and like g4 canceling xplay and attack of the show) that would be great…..
    I have been depressed for a very long time in terms of tv shows, and heroes made me feel amazing. Heroes is one of the best shows I have ever watched, and for you to cancel it just because of some dumbasses that are to lazy to continue to follow a storyline, then you are just as brainless as them. Tv is turning into garbage, and if anything heroes and other shows that have been shut down should just turn to the Internet to continue with their success, seeing as these mistakes are just going to continue, but hey, maybe you’ll put your act together. I doubt this though.

  8. Hey, so if networks could stop canceling some of their best shows (like this and like g4 canceling xplay and attack of the show) that would be great…..
    I have been depressed for a very long time in terms of tv shows, and heroes made me feel amazing. Heroes is one of the best shows I have ever watched, and for you to cancel it just because of some dumbasses that are too lazy to continue to follow a storyline, then you are just as brainless as them. Tv is turning into garbage, and if anything heroes and other shows that have been shut down should just turn to the Internet to continue with their success, seeing as these mistakes are just going to continue, but hey, maybe you’ll put your act together. I doubt this though.

  9. what i liked about heroes was the special effects they were amazing for a tv show not like some crap of effects we see nowdays on tv .. the story of heroes might lost a little bit but the show was still good.. every show lost audience and that is no reason to be cancelled

  10. When are they bringing heroes back?? So many fans are requesting it and nothing happens… So disappointing. thats why i refuse to watch anymore tv series because they will cancel the best ones out of the blue…

  11. When are they bringing heroes back?? So many fans are requesting it and nothing happens… So disappointing. thats why i refuse to watch anymore tv series because they will cancel the best ones out of the blue… I loved all the seasons with no exception. The ending was good, but not good enough for a series finale. We need moooore, there is so much potential for a new seasoon

    • Please don’t remove heroes forever! Its my favorite show ever!!! My favorite characters Sylar. I must have seen the whole show five times in a row!!! Please don’t cancel it!!!

  12. I had no idea that that would rhyme!!! Please just put the show back!!!

    • I just got done watching season 4 and believe me when I say ive watched many different tv series and this IS the best the creator did the most amazing job ever,I wouldnt change a thing about this series other than the obvious fact that I think they should continue on (with the same actors). Even if they dont continue with heroes…heroes well forever be my FAVORITE !!!! ♥♥♥

  13. I just got done watching season 4 and believe me when I say ive watched many different tv series and this IS the best the creator did the most amazing job ever,I wouldnt change a thing about this series other than the obvious fact that I think they should continue on (with the same actors). Even if they dont continue with heroes…heroes well forever be my FAVORITE !!!! ♥♥♥

  14. My hope is that if they do start season five all the original cast comes back on! Especially Zachary Quinto as Sylar! Its a really good show and it would be so great to find out it was coming back. I was introduced to this show by my sister and when I watched the first episode I couldn’t turn the TV off! Please bring Heroes back!

  15. I really loved heroes the complexities of the relationships and the tale of mortality.
    I think a tv movie wouldn’t work, there’s too many characters, and stories. We need at least 2 more series. I would be so happy if they did more. Heroes and game of thrones are the only 2 series that captured my imagination and emotions. Please, please do more! Team Claire, team Peter woop woop

  16. bring heroes back!! I love the series! ive watched all the seasons over and over on netflix!! they need to come back!!!

  17. They have to finish this show I just finished it on Netflix and it was the best television series I’ve ever seen! The way they finished left my mind exploding with intriguing thoughts that all lead to wonder! I gotta know if Syler stays true! All in all even if they never finish, god what a hell of a show.

  18. Time travel says it all Peter and Nathan’s dad should be killed before kensi died and poof it’s all fixed lots of cool characters with cool powers are still around for twists and turns for an awesome story line. Im a huge fan of the show and the writers strike mess stuff up bad. I hope it does come back with a bang.

  19. Your wish is granted. Heroes coming back! http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/02/22/nbc-heroes-reborn/5745541/

  20. The best thing that happened to this show was Nathan, I think it was a HUGE mistake killing him. After that it kind of went downhill. However I have to say that I’d like to see the continuation =P Hiro and Ando was probably what made me keep watching the series. Yatta!! =D

  21. I so agree, Nathan was the best character on the show/the one with the most potential to drive stories IMO. Biggest mistake in the world to kill him off. They need to bring him back for the reboot!! He and Peter, best duo, best chemistry, best everything on the show.

  22. If Arrested Development can return after 8 something years, then I think we’ll see Heroes return as well. Because, Noah being one of my top favorites, I need to know what happens to him like does he die or does someone get them out of the trailer

  23. I’m not sure if you heard, but Heroes IS making a comeback. Here is the story. Woo hoo! However I’m gonna miss some of the Characters. Especially Peter. Hope he makes a cameo.

  24. I forgot the heroes coming back article. Really excited. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/02/22/nbc-heroes-reborn/5745541/

  25. I am obsessed with Heroes I am watching it on netflix in 2014 it is amazing I hope it comes back I might just freak out if it doesn’t come back

    • It’s coming back. Look at my post Above. There an article. Back in 2015.

  26. I do agree that Heroes is the best show,In my case it’s the best series Iv ever watched and I would plead with it’s creators to do anything possible to ensure continuity of the series,thank you .

  27. Heroes needs to come back! It might not have gotten good ratings but you can’t end the show where you ended it! I just got done watching it on Netflix and I am extremely mad for them canceling it! Just like Revolution ending awfully Heroes needs to atleast have a special special for heroes to end it or a movie ending the show!!! Or better yet ONE LAST SEASON!!!!

  28. The problem is that there is no “serious” story line… these guys just phoned it in… I could have written a better story line in my sleep… come on… a “Circus”… at least try… this is the worst thing I have viewed in a while .. one minute he is a vilian next he begging people to follow him… this is so sad… and poorly written… and this is about 16 hours of my life that I lost….. each actor should give their paycheck back…

    • Well, we know now that HRG will be back, but Milo and Hayden have either not been asked, or stated they are not interested. Ali doesn’t seem interested either. I want so badly for Adrian/Nathan to come back, but it won’t be the same without Peter and Nathan together again.

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