Bryan Fuller has finally rejoined "Heroes", and the writer-producer cum consultant is getting his feet wet from day one. He talked to EW’s Ausiello and revealed some interesting prescriptions on what it takes to get the show back on its feet.
According to Fuller, one of the best things about "Heroes" season 1 was a very clear vision of the metaphors for the heroes’ abilities. Unfortunately, those metaphors have gotten complicated in the past two seasons, the show became too dense and took the face off the drama. "I thought the "Villains" arc started out very interestingly, and then became sort of muddy and dense and I couldn’t get my hooks into the characters to understand their motivations."
The big question is, will the new Fugitives volume be any different? "It really is a fresh start…. We need to get back into a character place, because that’s where this story started: Very clean, superhero metaphors to everyday life. That’s the path that we’re taking."
What other changes can we expect for the next seasons of Heroes?
(SPOILERS from Fuller on the "Heroes Fugitives" after the cut.)
The interview with Ausiello revealed that changes are about to happen on the show and the cast.
- All of the characters are back in their real lives. You see Peter as a paramedic. Claire is looking for colleges. We get away from the world of formulas and quasi-magic.
- People will die.
- Matt’s wife [Janice] comes back. We’ll find out what happens when you have a superbaby.
- We’re also going to tell fewer stories per episode. We’re going to limit it to three or four with one big one that you can wrap the stories around.
Do you like where Bryan Fuller is taking the series? Is he the person to take Heroes back to its season one glory? What do you think?
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