Bryan Fuller Returns to ‘Heroes’
As anticipated, Bryan Fuller is heading back to Heroes as part of a two-year deal with Universal Media Studios. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fuller would return to Heroes’ writers room in time for episode 20. That means most of the creative work on volume four, kicking off February 2, will be done before he can provide input.
The series has suffered creative drift and audience frustration. Dwindling ratings and lack of buzz alarmed NBC which pushed series creator Tim Kring to make substantive changes. As a result, executive producers Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb were dismissed last month.
Fuller had been a strong creative contributor until ABC purchased his whimsical Pushing Daisies. Despite strong reviews, the ratings have never been strong and the series will complete its network run in December after 13 second season installments. The writer/producer is known for his strong emphasis on character and taking fresh approaches to normal situations as seen in his Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me.
It remains unclear if Fuller will remain with Heroes for its anticipated fourth season or be assigned to something else at Universal. Fuller has indicated a desire to wrap Daisies’ storylines in comic books although no deal has been announced.