Obviously impressed with show created by Tim Kring (pcitured right), my eyes were drawn to the story I was reading today about how NBC is bulking up season 2 of Heroes with a 6 week late spring segament called "Heroes: Origins." Origins will be a six stand alone episodes of the popular show where new characters will be introducted, as viewers see there super-powers and how the new character discovered their powers.
NBC chief Kevin Reilly says the Origins episodes will feel similar to the way the story and character of the waitress Charlie (Jayma Maye) was shown and developed. (Maye is pictured above).
There also has been talk that NBC will create an interactive element, allowing viewers to vote on which character will become a part of the regular story line.
What is making the Origins series less gimmicky sounding, is the fact that big screen directors are signing on to write and direct these episodes.
In July, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mall Rats, Dogma) announced at Comic-con he's be writting and directing one of the episodes.
And now two other writer/directors have entered the Heroes: Origin line up...
Michael Dougherty (X2 writer, with upcoming credits including writer/director of Trick r'Treat and writer of I, Lucifer).
The other big name...Hostel writer/directer Eli Roth (pictured right, who I wrote about earlier this year when Hostel II was released)
It's made me curious to wonder who else we write and direct these episodes? I would love to super-hero-loving author Michael Chabon write an episode! or how about Christopher Nolan? or Paul Greengrass? How about David Fincher?