Heroes Reborn might be cancelled, but it wont be the end of the saga, according to Tim Kring.
Speaking in a statement ahead of tonight’s series finale, the creator affirmed that Heroes will, in some fashion, continue beyond Reborn with “a brand new story,” per TVInsider:
“I want to sincerely thank all of our fantastic Heroes Reborn fans for watching our latest volume. Our entire team here couldn’t be more thrilled that you are going to finally get to see the series finale tonight — the biggest episode ever in the Heroes saga to date. I’ve said from the beginning that Heroes Reborn would be 13 episodes long, with a beginning, middle and end. I know word has been circulating that Heroes Reborn has been ‘canceled,’ but I want to assure you that tonight’s finale is exactly the ending we’ve had planned from the very beginning. I’ve also stated that if there was going to be more story, it would not be part of Heroes Reborn, but rather some future volume with a brand new story. Let me just say clearly for the record — the ‘Heroes’ universe is designed to be large and multi-platformed. I think you will see that tonight’s final episode clearly leaves the door open for us to tell more stories within the Heroes saga. We would be honored if you came along for that ride with us when we do. Until then I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to the many fans of Heroes and Heroes Reborn for your loyal and unwavering support. Stay tuned. There is more to come.”
While holding the door open for a potential ‘revival’, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt continues the pretense that one season was always the plan:
“All of us at NBC are very much looking forward to tonight’s exciting finale of Heroes Reborn. The show this fall was always envisioned as a 13-episode limited series, which comes to an exciting conclusion tonight, and we’re thrilled that nearly 7 million L+7 viewers have been glued to this saga each week this season. And the door remains open for future installments of this beloved series from creator/executive producer Tim Kring.”
Stay tuned as we observe the cancellation graveyard for signs of another Heroes rebirth…