Rumors are circulating that the man who was supposed to save Heroes, Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller, is leaving the series. Giving up hope yet? Update: It's true.
AICN is reporting the rumor that Bryan Fuller has left Heroes, and isn't coming back.
Fuller was brought back on to the series, after the death of his beloved Pushing Daisies, as executive Producer last season in hopes of saving the "Fugitives" arc. And to be sure, he did create one entertaining episode right out of the gate, and our hopes for Heroes were raised a millimeter. But it was not to last and the show returned back to its questionable plots and weak characters.
But now he's gone, allegedly. And AICN is backing it up with another rumor that Fuller's parking space has been empty for some time. I'm curious as to what the rumors are surrounding his departure. I hope he shot out of there Jerry Maguire style.
If there ever was any doubt before, there certainly isn't now. If Fuller can't save it, who can? Heroes is doomed.
UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Fuller left to pursue other projects and not because of disagreements with Tim Kring.
"I'm crafting two pilots right now and it's a lot of work," admits Fuller, who has an overall deal with NBC. "It was just too hard to [juggle] Heroes and my development; something had to give."
Make of it what you will.