It’s a boring Saturday, but here’s news about the upcoming Heroes: Origins spin-off. Via the guys over at Aint-it-Cool-News comes word that Tim Kring has told an audience at the New Yorker Fest that each Heroes: Origins episode won’t feature one story per episode, but instead two stories per episode. AICN quotes this site, which says the following below:
* In addition to Roth and Smith, Michael Dougherty, John August, and Jeph Loeb will each be writing episodes, with August also taking the directing reigns. Michael Dougherty, of course, is the writer of Superman Returns. John August is the writer of the upcoming Shazam movie. Jeph Loeb, you guys already know.
* Each episode will feature two stories, and are essentially a homage to Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone. Meaning each individual story will function like a cautionary tale.
Interesting. So two self-contained stories in every episode instead of the one we originally thought. So does that mean we’ll get introduced to two new characters per episode, for a total of twelve new characters by the end of the year?
Remember, NBC will be letting you, the audience, vote for the best character from the Origins episodes. The winner will then return later as a regular character on the flagship Heroes show.