"Heroes" may no longer be on the air, but that didn't mean that its creator, Tim Kring, was skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year. He was there to talk about his new book, "Shift," the first part of "The Gate of Orpheus" trilogy, co-written with Dale Peck.
The book could be described as a psychedelic, historical fiction, supernatural thriller - not exactly an easy book to categorize.
"The first book is set in 1963 and centers ultimately on the Kennedy assassination," he told CNN.
Kring said that his work on series like "Heroes" was quite different from the journey to becoming a published author: "Ive really learned to be very efficient in my writing, and in that sense it was very different than writing a book, where you're able to wax poetic about something."
As for "Heroes," he hopes that the story, which would have continued into season five with a volume called "Brave New World," might be able to have a fitting conclusion.
"I was not fully prepared for the show to end," he said. "I had a lot more story that I wanted to explore. I'm actually in discussions with NBC about the possibility of doing some extra episodes that would end the series in a way that honors not only the narrative so far but the fans who have been thinking so much about it."
Are you serious?? NOT COMING BACK?? LIKE GONE?? LIKE NO LONGER THERE?? I watched this show episode after episode and ended with "Brave New World". Sitting on the edge of my seat waiting.... waiting.... waiting for the new season and... ummm wait let me get this right..... .CANCELLED??? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY... Yeah im a little upset. umm bring back Sylar I FREAKIN LOVE SYLAR -peed fan
actually, last season was not so good. but I really want to know the conclusion.
yeah thats great Tim Kring,... ruin the best show of all time by de-powering its main character, never address several themes from future timelines that were shown in clips or from precognitive paintings (which was always what made Heroes great - think season 1) and then throw in a retarded carnival to top it all off, with a bunch of new, nonsensical and boring characters that nobody cared about - way to go, buddy. Why don't you do a film thats true to season 1. The ORIGINAL Heroes including powerful Peter trying to prevent an event which we've already seen glimpses of (Sylar's painting of the world split if half, the disastrous future where Ando kills Hiro, etc) and pay some respect to this once-great show. That said, if we do get a film, I'm sure it'll be something that closely follows Samuel Sullivan or some other pointless character, which will further dishonour this show's memory
The diehard fans probably deserve a proper send-off.
I think it was pretty obvious that they used up all the good ideas after the first two seasons. I think the biggest turnoff for me was the hoplessly mangled timeline that was only used to tease us into believing that there was some sort of plot that had already been written. I think the show deserves to be dropped for dropping so many worthwhile characters that we were just getting to know.
Agreed. Season 1 and 2 were good but it wasnt even a sttep downhill drop after that ... more like a 20 story plummett.
If Firefly could get a movie after being cancelled, then I'm sure Heroes can too. Save the cheerleader!!
Save the world. Save us Mr. Kring from NB-cancel everything-C. Heroes was just about to come into its own with this new season and NBC just had to show why they are in last place. Hopefully we get a fitting end.
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