Heroes creator Tim Kring, while taking a polite swipe at NBC for canceling his program watched by “45 million TV viewers around the world” each week, hinted at plans to keep the Heroes universe alive in some form, perhaps in the alternate media forms where it has helped gather its following. Read on for his complete statement.
“I want to first extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the legion of enthusiastic fans who have watched Heroes on TV, online, DVR, DVD and mobile over the last four seasons.
Every week more than 45 million TV viewers around the world, as well as millions of social and digital media-based fans, have made Heroes one of the five most-watched shows across traditional and digital media screens in the history of television.
For NBC, I certainly understand the challenge of creating a business model around a show which arrived precisely as the audience was finding new ways to watch traditional content on multiple screens.
I personally have had 12 great years with my friends at NBC, and with Heroes, they provided me a rare opportunity to put a message of hope, interconnectivity and global consciousness into the world. For that I am grateful and look forward to finalizing our discussion about a number of ways to keep the Heroes universe alive for its fans.”