Heroes: The Next Generation

Published 8 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:27 pm,

heroes Heroes: The Next GenerationSome Heroes news for you concerning Season 2:

It looks like they’re going to kinda, sorta emulate Fox’s 24 in that although there will be similarities between the first season and the second, there will be major differences as well. This, as opposed to one long multi-year story arc a la ABC’s Lost.

The producers are approaching each season a volume in a book series. This way each season can stand alone and viewers don’t have to watch an entire previous season to come up to speed for the current one. Show creator Tim Kring says that the 2 hour season finale will be:

“…intriguing more than frustrating… The idea was to end one idea of the show, one story, and then slingshot you into the next season.”

The first season started out with the subtitle “Volume One: Genesis” while the second season will be called “Volume Two: Generations.” Characters will be rotated in and out of the show, so I guess we shouldn’t get too attached to any one particular character. We’ve already seen that in last week’s episode where they killed of not one or two characters, but four!

I think this concept combined with the fact that they’ll be producing a total of 30 episodes next season will go a long way towards combating the drop in viewers due to the serial nature of the show and will shorten mid-season hiatus.

These guys are on the right track for sure.

Source: Sci Fi Wire

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  1. On the topic of killing off four characters last episode: It is worth noting that ANYTHING is possible with this series with the likes of Hiro’s time travel abilities. While Issac was “officially” killed off last episode, he was also killed off WAY back towards the beginning of the series actually during a look into the future. So on the flipside of that, there’s no telling who might REAPPEAR after their demise during an episode going back into the past. (Assuming Hiro continues onto the next season, which I think is a safe assumption.)
    I also saw a sneak peak at the season finale during the Office season finale last night and woaaaaah mama…. it’s looking like a great one!! Here’s to a superb future for an excellent series!!

  2. I’m looking forward to Monday’s episode as well, but I think that these characters will most probably stay dead. My opinion is that the writers are creating the story from the POV that the future is set and that it cannot be changed.

    I could be wrong, of course. :-)


  3. Good point Vic, I think you are correct with the view of dead characters from THIS season staying dead. However I’m not positive what you mean by the fact that the future is set and cannot be changed. Even in the clip I saw last night Clair was saying (to Peter I believe) that you CAN change the future. 😉

  4. I’m saying that everything we’ve seen so far indicates that the future has played out as we’ve seen no matter what the individual characters have done (unless my memory is faulty, which is highly likely). 😀


  5. However, we’ve already seen that the future can be changed since Peter did in fact “Save the Cheerleader” in this timeline, where in the future timeline that Hiro and Ando travelled to, Sylar had gotten to her (and Peter didn’t have her healing abilities, hence the HUGE facial scarring).

  6. Damn… great point about Peter’s scarring. I just don’t pay enough attention to these details!