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- It all starts when Tim Kring (1, I) decides to write a story about everyday people, discovering their extraordinary abilities. He develops different ideas and forms a story.
- He calls his story by the name Heroes.
- Tim Kring presents his ideas and the plot for the first episode to NBC, where he has been working for a long time.
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- NBC (2) approves the project. So Kring makes an agreement with the NBC Universal Inc..
- Its product NBC.com (3) declares that NBC will be airing a new series called Heroes.
- Tim Kring and NBC start to form the crew (4) and the cast (5).
- Tim Sale (II) joins the crew as the Artistic Consultant. Therefore, we have
- Tim Sale's website (6) which will also provide us with upcoming information.
- Dennis Hammer (III) joins the crew as an Executive Producer.
December 2, 2005
- A network draft of Heroes' pilot is written by Tim Kring. The chapter covers are painted by Tim Sale and it is copy righted by NBC. It is composed of four chapters and is to be released much later.
| HEROES (NBC) - "Crossing Jordan" creator Tim Kring has been given the go-ahead to produce a two-hour pilot for the drama project, about a group of seemingly everyday people who discover that they have superpowers. Kring will write and executive produce the drama, which is set up at NBC Universal Television. |
- David Semel (IV) joins the crew as the Director of the pilot.
- tv.com (8) declares that Ali Larter (1) and Hayden Panettiere (2) have just joined the cast of NBC's Heroes.
- According to the Futon Critic; Greg Grunberg (3), Santiago Cabrera (4), Tawny Cypress (5), Masi Oka (6) and Sendhil Ramamurthy (7) also join the cast of Heroes.
- Jeph Loeb (V) joins the crew as the Co-executive Producer. He is a very famous comic book writer, screenwriter and producer.
- The production of the show is decided to be realised by NBC Universal Media Studios (9) in association with Tailwind Productions (10), a film production company founded by Tim Kring.
- An interview with Tim Kring reveals the following:
| "It's about very ordinary people all over the world who literally discover that they have special powers, and it's their dealing with that. The superheroes, er, ordinary people include;
- a 30-year-old male nurse who believes he can fly;
- a 28-year-old junkie who has the ability to paint images of the future;
- a 33-year-old Las Vegas showgirl who can do incredible things with mirrors;
- a 24-year-old Japanese comic-book geek who literally makes time stand still;
- a 31-year-old inmate who can transport himself through walls; and
- a 17-year-old cheerleader who defies death at every turn."
"Not only are they discovering what having superpowers means to them but also the larger picture of where their superpowers come from. Eventually their superpowers draw them together when they try to evade the series’ antagonist who wants to harness their super-DNA for himself."
"It’s pretty grounded in reality. Part of what makes it really feel very real is that these people’s lives should mirror your own; you should be able to see your ordinary life reflected on screen. It’s a big interconnected saga. They’re all drawn together towards a destiny of saving the world. And it’s extremely serialized.”
March 4 - April 2006
- Skip Beaudine (VI) joins the crew as a Producer.
- Lori Motyer (VII) joins the crew as the Co-producer.
- Adrian Pasdar (9) joins the cast of Heroes.
- Leonard Roberts (10) joins the cast of Heroes.
- Noah Gray-Cabey (11) joins the cast of Heroes.
- NBC releases the following:
| They thought they were like everyone else...until they woke with incredible powers. In Japan, a lowly office worker can teleport at will. In New York, a struggling artist can paint the future. In Los Angeles, a discontented beat cop can hear the thoughts of others. Heroes chronicles the lives of these people, and the lives of others like them whose destiny just might be the saving of humankind...but first they must come to grips with their newfound powers. This original, edge-of-your-seat thriller will make you wonder if there really are heroes among us. |
- James Kyson Lee (12) joins the cast of Heroes.
- Burk Sauls (VIII) joins the crew as the Colourist. He colours only three paintings of Tim Sale. Then he's let go.
- Dave Stewart (IX) joins the crew as the Colourist.
- The shootings of the first plot of the pilot begins. The pilot will supposedly be two hours long.
- NBC signs a three-year contract with Aspen MLT Comics (11) for the production of Heroes Graphic Novels.
- NBC also signs an agreement with Comicraft (12) for the lettering of Graphic Novels. Therefore we have,
- Comicraft.com (13), Comicraft's website which will provide us with news.
- Aron Coleite (X), joins the crew as the Graphic Novel Writer. Aspen Comics contribute to the crew with the following five people.
- Michael Turner (XI), joins the crew as a Graphic Novel (GN) Artist.
- Koi Turnbull (XII), joins the crew as a GN Artist.
- Mark Roslan (XIII), joins the crew as the GN Digital Inker.
- Peter Steigerwald (XIV), joins the crew as a GN Colourist.
- David Moran (XV), joins the crew as a GN Colourist.
- NBC.com announces that the TV series will also appear as an animated digital comic book based on characters and plot lines from the show.
- Cesar Lemus (XVI) joins the crew as the Storyboard Artist.
- Michael Budge (XVII) joins the crew as the Art Director.
- Debra McGuire (XVIII) joins the crew as the Costume Designer.
- Lori Madrigal (XIX) joins the crew as the Special Effects Makeup Artist.
- Ian Quinn (XX) joins the crew as the Stunt Coordinator.
- Wendy Melvoin (XXI) and Lisa Coleman (XXII) join the crew as the Music Composers.
- Walter Eckert (XXIII) joins the crew as the Art Department Coordinator.
- Glenn Hetrick (XXIV) joins the crew as a Special Effects Makeup Artist.
- Greg Solomon (XXV) joins the crew as a Special Effects Makeup Artist.
- Steve Schriver (XXVI) joins the crew as a Stunt Coordinator.
- The Futon Critic publishes its first review about the show. The plot provided follows:
|Scrolling intro text tells us that "a seemingly random group of individuals has emerged with what can only be described as 'special abilities.'" And that "these individuals will not only save the world, but change it forever." From here we make the rounds on the show's rather large ensemble cast: there's Peter Petrelli (a surprisingly upbeat Milo Ventimiglia), a nurse who has dreams that he can fly; his skeptical brother Nathan (Adrian Pasdar), who's running for office; Niki Sanders (Ali Larter), a Vegas webcam stripper who catches her own reflection moving; her prodigy son Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey); Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), a Texas cheerleader who finds she's literally unbreakable; Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera), a junkie artist whose paintings reveal the future; and Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), a corporate drone who thinks he can move space and time. Tying them all together is Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), a professor in India whose controversial theories about evolution have drawn the attention of a mysterious figure (known only as "Horn Rimmed Glasses" in the script). It seems said beliefs also led to his father's death and, fearing for his life, he flees to New York to seek out one of the evolutionary leaps he's been tracking. There, undercover as a cab driver, he stumbles upon Peter, who's now convinced himself he can fly and is willing to literally take the leap to prove it. We also begin to see the various connections between our "special" people, such as the daughter of one of Peter's patients (Tawny Cypress) is dating Isaac, one of Hiro's friends is a regular "viewer" of Niki and in the pilot's final big reveal - who "Horn Rimmed Glasses" actually is. Oh, and did I mention this all is happening during a solar eclipse?|
- HeroesTheSeries (14), the first fan site started.
- NBC.com declares that the show will be aired Monday 9 - 10 p.m., EST. It also posts the following:
|The epic drama Heroes chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. As a total eclipse casts it shadow across the globe, viewers follow a genetics professor (Sendhil Ramamurthy, Blind Guy Driving) in India whose father's disappearance leads him to uncover a secret theory - there are people with super powers living among us. A young dreamer (Milo Ventimiglia, The Bedford Diaries) tries to convince his politician brother (Adrian Pasdar, Judging Amy) that he can fly. A high school cheerleader (Hayden Panettiere, Ice Princess) learns that she is totally indestructible. A Las Vegas stripper (Ali Larter, Final Destination), struggling to make ends meet to support her young son (Noah Gray-Cabey, My Wife & Kids), uncovers that her mirror image has a secret. A prison inmate (Leonard Roberts, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) mysteriously finds himself waking up outside of his cell. A gifted artist (Santiago Cabrera, Empire), whose drug addiction is destroying his life and the relationship with his girlfriend (Tawny Cypress, Third Watch), can paint the future. A down-on-his-luck beat cop (Greg Grunberg, Alias) can hear people's thoughts, including the secrets of a captured terrorist. In Japan, a young man (Masi Oka, Scrubs) develops a way to stop time through sheer will power. Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world. Heroes is executive produced by creator/writer Tim Kring (Crossing Jordan), Dennis Hammer (Crossing Jordan), and David Semel (House), who also directed the pilot. The drama is from NBC Universal Television Studio.|
- Wikipedia (15) makes its first entry about the show. It roughly explains the show. It continues by telling the characters' whereabouts, their collective role in the story line. Then it declares the cast members.
Heroes is created Tim Kring. But, for taking a shape it needed a crew and a cast and for spreading out to the world it needed media organisations and/or companies. Only through these Heroes could be Heroes - an interconnecting saga.
"Heroes Creation" can further be divided into four:
- People or Companies, the ones directly creating or being directly involved with the Heroes Universe,
- Official Media, subsidiary of the first one; the media that is officially related to Heroes,
- Unofficial Media, all the other Heroes fansites, blogs etc... providing us information and
- Unrelated Media all the other media that is not directly with Heroes, but that provides us with information and content.
People or Companies
- Tim Kring
- The Crew
- The Cast
- NBC Universal Media Studios
- Tailwind Productions
- Aspen MLT Comics
- Tim Sale's website
- the Futon Critic
- Tim Kring, the Creator, the Writer and an Executive Producer
- Tim Sale, the Artistic Consultant
- Dennis Hammer, an Executive Producer
- David Semel, the Director and an Executive Producer
- Jeph Loeb, the Co-executive Producer
- Skip Beaudine, a Producer.
- Lori Motyer, the Co-producer.
- Burk Sauls, the Colourist
- Dave Stewart, the Colourist
- Aron Coleite, the Graphic Novel Writer
- Michael Turner, a Graphic Novel (GN) Artist
- Koi Turnbull, a GN Artist
- Mark Roslan, the GN Digital Inker
- Peter Steigerwald, a GN Colourist
- David Moran, a GN Colourist
- Cesar Lemus, the Storyboard Artist.
- Michael Budge, the Art Director.
- Debra McGuire, the Costume Designer.
- Lori Madrigal, a Special Effects Makeup Artist.
- Ian Quinn, a Stunt Coordinator.
- Wendy Melvoin, a Music Composer.
- Lisa Coleman, a Music Composer.
- Walter Eckert, the Art Department Coordinator.
- Glenn Hetrick, a Special Effects Makeup Artist.
- Greg Solomon, a Special Effects Makeup Artist.
- Steve Schriver, a Stunt Coordinator.
- Ali Larter will play Niki Sanders a 33-year-old Las Vegas showgirl who can do incredible things with mirrors.
- Hayden Panettiere will play Claire Bennet a 17-year-old cheerleader who defies death at every turn.
- Greg Grunberg will play a down-on-his-luck beat cop, who can hear people's thoughts.
- Santiago Cabrera will play Isaac Mendez, a 28-year-old junkie who has the ability to paint images of the future.
- Tawny Cypress will be the artist's girlfriend.
- Masi Oka will play Hiro Nakamura a 24-year-old Japanese comic-book geek who literally makes time stand still.
- Sendhil Ramamurthy will play Mohinder Suresh a genetics professor in India whose father's disappearance leads him to uncover a secret theory.
- Milo Ventimiglia will play Peter Petrelli a 30-year-old male nurse who believes he can fly.
- Adrian Pasdar will play Nathan Petrelli a politician. He is the elder brother of Peter.
- Leonard Roberts will play D. L. Hawkins a 31-year-old inmate who can transport himself through walls.
- Noah Gray-Cabey will play Micah, Niki's son.
- James Kyson Lee
- There is not yet any confirmed in-universe data. The spoilers does not count as confirmed data.
- However, the First Network Draft, written by Tim Kring at the end of 2005 can be named AU1, the Alternate Universe 1. The network draft is for the pilot and is composed of four chapters:
- "In His Own Image"
- "I'm Being Followed by a Moon Shadow"
- "Genesis" or "How I learned to stop worrying and Love the Bomb"
- Also, the shootings of the unaired pilot is finished.