Bryan Fuller Quits Heroes

June 22, 2009 by  
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Oh no.

Annoyingly reliable reports are saying that Bryan Fuller has quit his role as lead writer on ‘Heroes’.

For those not in the know, Fuller sat at the helm the show’s production team during its critically acclaimed first season.

With the superhero show the apple of many a cult fan’s eye, it seemed a good time to jump ship and entrust responsibility to others while Fuller began work on his own series, ‘Pushing Daisies’.

After the original, funny, intelligent and brilliant ‘Pushing Daisies’ was predictably cancelled, Fuller returned to ‘Heroes’ to try to plug the many plotholes that had helped the show spring a creative leak way into its third series.

Yet despite a huge amount of hullaballoo surrounding Fuller’s return and his plans to rejuvenate the franchise with its fourth series, he has quite wisely decided to leap from the smouldering wreck of a ship before he drowns along with it.

His departure is, in our books at least, the creative equivalent of kryponite.

Heroes was at its electrifingly zingy best back in its first season, and many had seen him as the appropriately analogised ‘Second Coming’, so his departure positions a huge question mark over the series’ future.

On the plus side, there have been hints that Fuller has expressed interest in creating a new Star Trek series.

We can only hope.