Fans holding out hope for a quick return of "Heroes" are going to be disappointed.
NBC has yet to commit to bringing "Heroes" back in any form, according to series creator Tim Kring. However, Kring still seems to optimistic about the future of the franchise.
"The 'Heroes' brand is an extremely broad premise," Kring told Entertainment Weekly. "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," continued Kring. "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," added Kring. "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."
Kring also revealed his latest project: an interactive story for Nokia called "Conspiracy for Good."
"Hopefully, we are creating a narrative that will play out across multiple platforms," explained Kring. "It’s taking what I learned on 'Heroes.' We told a lot of story online and through mobile, publishing, and merchandising. Everywhere you could connect to an audience with the narrative, we were telling stories. This is taking that same idea and rolling it out, literally, into the streets. The exciting part is that the narrative lives all around you — on your mobile phone, on the internet, and starting on July 17, literally on the streets of London for three weeks."
"The narrative is a deep mythology with good guys and bad guys," said Kring. "But a little more grounded in the real world in that it doesn’t deal with supernatural or super powers. It’s grounded very much in the real world. It has twists and turns and lead characters and all of that."
Despite his assertion that "Conspiracy for Good" is not meant as a springboard for a new TV series, Kring insists that he has not left television behind.
"TV is still an incredibly exciting medium to work in," related Kring. "What I did learn is that television for me is not enough. 'Heroes' really taught me that much of the excitement of it was creating this three-dimensional platform around a show. It used to be thought of as a one-way street. You push content out into the world and if they liked it, you’d find out two or three months later. Now, the feedback loop is so immediate between you and the audience. You can push out content and an hour later you can have people participating in it or voting on it or doing mashups."
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