It is with a heavy heart that Heroes fans must big farewell to their beloved show after four seasons. NBC confirmed cancellation of the show on Friday.
Many of us have come to love not just the show, but all of the actors who brought to life many of our favorite characters. While I agree that the show has had its ups and downs, I think we have become life long fans of the entire cast.
The series created by Tim Kring debuted on September 25, 2006 featuring stories of ordinary people who discover superhuman abilities, and how these abilities take effect in the characters’ lives.
Zachary Quinto, who played the serial killer Sylar we all loved to hate, took to his website on Saturday, May 15th to say some kind words.
yesterday nbc announced that heroes is officially cancelled. as much as we have been aware of this possibility for a few weeks – it remains surreal to consider that the decision has been made. the action has been taken. and this chapter (or volume) is really over for all of us who worked on the show – and for all of you who watched it. i want to extend myself in a huge swell of gratitude to all of the fans. for investing in the stories we told. for engaging in the characters we created. and for standing by us through all the ups and downs of what was at times a rocky road. your commitment enriched the experience for all of us – and i know that we will always be grateful for your enthusiasm. it has been a true honor to share this time in my life with my amazing cast mates and our indomitable crew. i will certainly miss them most of all. the gift of working alongside such talented and inspiring people is something i will carry with me everywhere i go from here. and no matter where my work and my life take me – i will forever look back on heroes as the game changer. tim kring and the original creative team and writing staff took a risk on me to play gabriel gray when there was no reason to risk – besides their belief in me. they gave voice to a character that has challenged me and rewarded me beyond my wildest imagination. i will never forget that. it is humbling and deeply moving. so i thank them. and i thank you.
Well now. The end of a run. I imagine NBC will request a wrap up for the series in the form of a two hour special. It’s an opportunity for a bit of salvation, as it were. In point of fact, that shoule be the title of the final chapter! At any rate, I thank you all for the tremendous support over the yaers. I am thrilled to have been a part of Heroes, it’s ups and downs, and all the lives of all the folks involved who made it their job to bring the show to life week in and week out. I take a bow, and salute all the fans as well. It was a helluva ride.
I reached Jimmy Jean-Louis who played the mysterious Haitian on the show via email this afternoon. I told him how sad we all are that we will never find out what Rene was doing all that time he was away!
Very sad news indeed.The Haitian will live for life, People won’t be aware of him because he will always make them forget about his presence.
Finally, I interviewed Dania Ramirez who played Maya on the show at a Miami event yesterday. She told me how happy she was to have worked on the show and had the opportunity to work with such great actors.
She is grateful for the fans and looks forward to taking the next step in her career. Look for her in the upcoming season of Entourage!
There is no doubt in my mind that all of these beloved and talented actors will soon find themselves involved in projects very soon and that we will all have the chance to enjoy their fruitful careers. I will forever cover their accomplishments on my blog.
But I just can’t help but to feel melancholy knowing my Monday nights will never be the same.