By now everyone knows about the Heroes spin-off, Heroes: Origins. Some details about the show are already known: six episodes, to air while Heroes is on vacation mid-season (if Second 2 follows the pattern of Season 1, then this will be around Winter), and viewers can vote for which one will join the regular cast in Season 3. But what else? In an interview with iF Magazine, Heroes producer/writer Jeph Loeb talks about “Origins”, and revealed some details.
The most interesting aspect of the show that Loeb revealed was that the one-hour episodes would follow a single character from the manifestation of his powers, and within one hour tell “tell the story that completes that character.”
More from Loeb:
So if it’s a teenage boy, we would see his powers manifest in high school and by the end of the episode he’s a hero or a villain, he’s dead, or he’s gone to New York to see Doctor Suresh. But, there will not be a lot of cross-pollinating with the mother ship. The show has been described in many ways, because nothing has been locked down. It lives in the HEROES universe, but it only lives in the HEROES universe in terms of it being our universe. Think of it as annuals if you want to look at it from comic book terminology. It’s an opportunity to explore new character and with any kind of luck one or two of them will be worth chasing more and will come up to the mother ship.
So there you go.