Peter Petrelli, Sylar and the gang are truly gone, as plans for a Heroes television special that would serve to wrap up the series’ unresolved storylines have been scrapped.
Series creator Tim Kring met with NBC executives in early June to discuss the possibilities of closing out Heroes with a special television miniseries that would skip forward in time and bring back Adrian Pasdar, among other ideas. But an unnamed “key source” close to Heroes tells Entertainment Weekly that the network has decided not to pursue the epilogue. NBC did not comment on the report.
Back in June, Kring said that Heroes still has endless potential despite its cancellation: “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.”
With the proposed Heroes miniseries apparently off the table, do you think Kring will still attempt to provide fans with a sense of closure — or are the days of Heroes officially over?