NBC has announced that Heroes has been cancelled. Sounds like déjà vu, doesn’t it?
At the Television Critics Association winter press tour, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt confirmed to reporters that next week’s season finale of Heroes Reborn would be the series finale.
“As far as I know there are no more incarnations of Heroes coming,” Greenblatt said.
It had been announced in February 2014 that Heroes Reborn would be a 13-episode event miniseries. The hope was the limited series, which acted as a revival of the original Heroes series, would re-launch the franchise. However, lackluster ratings were enough to convince NBC to keep it as a limited series event.
Ratings for Heroes Reborn were lackluster; the revival series debuted in September to 6.1 million total viewers and a 2.0 in the 18-49 demographic before falling with each passing week. When the series resumed on January 7, ratings dipped to 3.7 million and a 1.0 in the demo.
Greenblatt didn’t address the ratings issue with reporters, stating it was “always the plan” to do one season. He also stated that unless series creator Tim Kring “woke up one day and said, ‘Oh, I have another chapter to tell,” there were no plans for future Heroes miniseries. He did promote the finale, stating that “we’re coming to the end… of the world, maybe. Stay tuned.”
The series finale of Heroes Reborn airs Thursday, January 21st.
Information from TVLine.com was used in this report.