Kring: <i>Heroes</i> Is Endless

Heroes creator Tim Kring has again been talking about the future of the canceled TV series, and how its possibilities are endless... Or, at least, could be, if The Powers That Be agree to reviving the property.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Kring said,

No decision has been made [about the possibility of a wrap-up TV movie or mini-series]. But 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.

Of course, the longer the distance, the easier it is for casual fans to forget about the show.

It's always interesting to see how the Heroes in Kring's mind differs from the one that aired on NBC; "Those volumes could go on and on and on with many different characters" harkens back to a rumored intent to switch cast and characters every season, which would've made the show very different from what it became, but arguably better - If nothing else, there would've been less incestuous plotting in which, it seemed, almost every character had some secret connection to either another character or some hidden truth at one point or another. If Kring could do something new with the formula, I'd be interested in seeing him take another shot at the series.

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