Heroes has definitely been down somewhat this season. But I would have thought Origins could have sparked new interest in Heroes, particularly with as hyped as the spinoff has been. If Heroes is down in the ratings, then pulling Origins will only hurt the potential for a Heroes rebound. That justification for yanking Origins makes zero sense...
Today, NBC announced that as a result of the looming writer’s strike, the peacock network is pulling the plug on the much-hyped HEROES spin-off ORIGINS. ORIGINS, set to fill the void between April and May Sweeps was going to introduce one new hero a week with the help of a few Hollywood heavyweights such as Kevin Smith, Eli Roth and Michael Dougherty.
Naturally, the surprise and sudden cancellation of one pretty exciting idea begs the question. Is the writer’s strike really responsible for the cancellation of ORIGINS. Or simply a convenient excuse to hide the fact that HEROES has seriously underperformed both creatively and more importantly in the ratings this season.
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