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NOV
30
4 YEARS

Tim Kring makes statement on 'Heroes' cancellation

A statement regarding "Heroes" cancellation from creator Tim Kring ...

Regarding NBC’s decision not to renew the international hit "Heroes" for a fifth season, creator and executive producer, and award winning transmedia storyteller,  Tim Kring commented: "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." 

I don't know about you. But I wanted more from this statement. I mean it started really good and I was all into it, then it got kind of confusing and I wasn't sure if Kring knew where he was going with the narrative. By the end of the statement, I was just looking for closure.