After the season finale of “Heroes” on Monday night, show creator Tim Kring answered fan questions on his live blog about the upcoming six-episode spin-off “Origins” and also dropped some hints about next season:
In regards to Origins: “”The idea was to try to do about half a dozen episodes that are stand-alone episodes dealing with the origin stories of characters all around the world who are waking up with the discovery of these unique abilities. They are not connected necessarily to the show Heroes, but if you do watch or are a fan of Heroes, you’ll see tiny little clues that tie into the show.”
In terms of format he says that Origins will feature “cautionary tales and morality tales… they’re completely stand-alone episodes that don’t follow a serialized formula… one of the people on Origins may be involved on Heroes, eventually.”
As for the second season? “…as you notice Volume 2 started the end of tonight’s episode, but by no means does Volume 2 have to be the entire length of Season 2. In fact, don’t expect it to. It will end sometime in the middle of the season, wrapping up a story with it that will allow us to launch in to a new storyline.”
Talks are also underway with Christopher Eccleston, who played the invisibility-powered Claude Raines, to appear again next season.