Heroes creator dings NBC, but holds out hope

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Heroes is dead, but creator Tim Kring isn't letting it go without a last comment about the cancellation of his NBC series; check it out below.

Kring released this statement thanking the fans and dinging NBC politely. And if you hang in there until the end of the statement, you'll find a tasty nugget ...

Regarding NBC's decision not to renew the international hit Heroes for a fifth season, creator and executive producer, and award winning transmedia storyteller, Tim Kring commented: "I want to first extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the legion of enthusiastic fans who have watched Heroes on TV, online, DVR, DVD and mobile over the last four seasons.

Every week more than 45 million TV viewers around the world, as well as millions of social and digital media-based fans, have made Heroes one of the five most-watched shows across traditional and digital media screens in the history of television.

For NBC, I certainly understand the challenge of creating a business model around a show which arrived precisely as the audience was finding new ways to watch traditional content on multiple screens.

I personally have had 12 great years with my friends at NBC, and with Heroes, they provided me a rare opportunity to put a message of hope, interconnectivity and global consciousness into the world. For that I am grateful and look forward to finalizing our discussion about a number of ways to keep the Heroes universe alive for its fans."

So, Heroes fans, if you're none too happy about NBC's decision to kill the series, Kring and—well, somebody—are busy "finalizing our discussion about a number of ways to keep the Heroes universe alive for its fans." Whether that means comic books, a rumored NBC movie or Kring sending out Post-It notes with Sylar's face on them, we don't know, but it will be interesting to see what he comes up with.

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