The cancellation that everyone has been speculating for the past 2 years may finally be upon us as the end may finally be near for our (used to be) favorite Heroes. Word is that everyone connected to the show expects the season to be the show’s last (makes this season’s title, “Redemption” seem like an ironic joke, huh?).
Said a source close to the show;
“Everyone is expecting this to be the last season. The cast, the crew, everyone.”
Not only is the entire production betting on the series ending, but main characters are now being cast in other shows. Our favorite geneticist, Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) has already been cast in the upcoming pilot (featuring a former Doctor Who) Rex Is Not My Lawyer – meanwhile, Dr. Suresh’s presence has been scarce this season, which doesn’t speak well for the future of the show.
While nobody could actually say that they’re surprised and keep a straight face, I have to say that I’m saddened by this news. Heroes started off with a bang: everyone loved it. I remember watching a red carpet pre-show to the first season finale… and then the second season happened.
Things just seemed different in the second season and people began to turn on the superheroes they once loved. Some would say that the show began going downhill once the always-genius Bryan Fuller (Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me) left to create Pushing Daises and I, for one, would have to agree. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Fuller knows how to tell a unique story with unique characters.
Although, maybe that’s where the show went wrong. Without Fuller there were no more unique characters. It seemed as if everyone and their mother (my mother included) had super powers and the once small group soon turned so large that it was hard become attached or care about any of them, including those from the first season.
Even with the cancellation of Pushing Daises and the partial return of the almighty Bryan Fuller, there was no saving this show (last year, we even pleaded with NBC execs to have Fuller brought back full-time to run Heroes. They didn’t listen, of course). The stories ultimately fell short of what was delivered in the first season and unfortunately it looks like we won’t get to see exactly what the showrunners were trying to accomplish with the series.
I firmly believe that if given enough seasons, Heroes would go the way of Lost and return to its former glory. Sadly, unlike ABC, NBC is not one to give more than a year of room to play with things and Heroes has already used that time up and then some .
I’m surprised it hasn’t happened sooner, but it’ll be sad to see it go. Hopefully they’ve got a good finale coming up… hopefully.
Even Robert Knepper couldn’t save Heroes
Sure, you may agree with me as I tend to think I’m always right, but if I’m not, how will I know if you guys don’t tell me in the comments?
Are you glad Heroes is ending? Would you like to see more? Has the show made any advances since its horrible second season?
Catch Heroes Mondays at 8PM on NBC
Source: E! Online [via: Slash Film]