Superhero dramas are evergreen. Every child has a fascination for a superhero and they even practice executing the fictional powers they imagine. Whenever it comes to superheroes, the American series is unbeatable. To date, the number of such shows is countless and this library is transforming itself into a very huge collection. One such superhero drama from America is Heroes. It was in the mid-2000s when this show appeared before the audience. That was the time when the fascination of the people was at its peak as it was an interesting concept that showed up in that decade.
Heroes had back-to-back four seasons and thereafter, it suddenly disappeared. Everyone was curious to know, why? We were not able to figure out whether the further seasons have been canceled or the creators are planning something else. But soon after the fourth season, we got to know about an unexpected announcement. What’s that? Was it regarding the cancellation of the series? If yes, why was Heroes canceled? To know about it in detail, have a look at this post without skipping a word.
Is The Heroes Canceled?
Yes, after the completion of four seasons, fans are not going to have further seasons in the future. Season 1 had 23 episodes that started airing from 25th September 2006 and lasted till 21st May 2007. The second part relatively consisted of lesser episodes and hence it concluded itself earlier on 3rd December 2007 as episode 1 was dropped on 24th September 2007. The penultimate season was released in two volumes titled Villains (13 episodes) and Fugitives (12 episodes). The former premiered on 22nd September 2008 while the latter was made available on 2nd February 2009. Lastly, the final season of the Heroes was an eighteen-episode long part. 21st September 2009 and 8th February 2010 marks the release of the first and the final episode, respectively.
People were expecting the Heroes season 5 to arrive in September 2011 but unfortunately, this hope went in vain. After the Heroes’ debut on NBC, it seemed like it would go a long way and we will be watching several enjoyable seasons. The series also received nominations for various awards including the British Academy Television Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy Awards, and People’s Choice Awards. But, the present situation is before all. Before concluding through all the aspects, it is crystal clear that Heroes has been canceled and won’t return before us. Moreover, five years back, fans received a great surprise in the form of a mini-series called Heroes Reborn. It was released on 24th September 2015 on NBC itself.
Why Was Heroes Canceled?
Heroes season 1 was appreciated by critics and the story attracted a huge number of viewers. With an estimated average of 14.3 million viewers of the first season, this superhero drama created hype in its time. After seeing this immense success, creators soon came up with season 2. Although it also garnered millions of spectators, the viewership scale saw a decline as it had its reach among 13.1 million viewers. It was because of the lesser episodes that seemed to accelerate the story slowly. The plot was also less engrossing.
But despite this fact, Heroes became one of the most popular series on NBC. But gradually the TRP and ratings faced a sudden drop. People found it boring which resulted in poor viewership levels. Subsequently, season 3 and season 4 had poor reception and became unexpectedly odd which made the series very ordinary which once used to be exciting and thrilling. This was the main reason behind canceling future seasons of this American drama, Heroes.
Heroes Main Cast Members
There were few actors who appeared in leading roles continuously for four seasons. Milo Ventimiglia was portraying the character of Peter Petrelli. Masi Oka and Greg Grunberg appeared in the roles of Hiro Nakamuro and Matt Parkman respectively. Further, Hayden Panettiere was playing the character of Claire Bennet while Nathan Petrelli was acted by Adrian Pasdar.