As Summer 2010 kicked off, we brought the news that NBC was working with Heroes creator Tim Kring on a way to provide closure for the cancelled superhero drama series.
At the time it was speculated that the closure would come in the form of a Heroes TV movie, which would send our favorite (and not so favorite) super-powered friend in the proper way; however, according to EW, the plans for the Heroes TV movie have been scrapped, and the season four finale will be the official ending to the saga.
Well, maybe not the official end – EW reminds us that back in May, Kring (who is now moving on to develop interactive content for Nokia) hinted that the Heroes universe was a place that had always been wide-open for exploration through many different media forms – be it TV, Web series, comic books or even the interactive mobile phone content that the show was perpetually advertising in later seasons.
So, could we possibly see Heroes wrap its story up on a page or computer screen rather than on TV? Well, let’s put it this way: if NBC feels there is money to be made in doing so, you can bet your sweet bippy that we’ll see Heroes again in some form – be it the characters we know or (possibly) even a whole new saga about ordinary people discovering they have extraordinary abilities. It’s really not that farfetched a possibility when you think about it.
By now I feel like the majority of the 16 million+ viewers who started out watching Heroes season 1 each week are glad that the show has been cancelled. I also don’t think that many (ex-)fans are too bent out of shape at the news that this TV movie isn’t going to manifest; from season 2 on, Heroes continually promised to reinvent and revitalize itself, only to once again disappoint us with lackluster stories, timid decisions about casting (remember how they originally planned to rotate characters each season and no one was safe from being killed off?) and more shark-jumping than an Australian water festival. The notion that a Heroes TV movie would provide satisfying closure to the series seems like a band-aid on a gaping wound at this point.
How do you guys feel about hearing that Heroes is likely done for good?