“Greg is a Twitter. Tell him to shush!”
This is what Heroes’ hot little ice queen Ali Larter playfully jabs at costar Greg Grunberg, after his recent Twitter message stirred up quite a panic among many of you fans.
“Winding down shooting Season 3 Heroes,” he posted on Twitter.com on Sunday. “Tough to say goodbye to crew not knowing if any or all of us will return next year.”
Greg later backtracked in another post: “Don’t get me wrong, Heroes is coming back next year, but some crew take other jobs, so it’s tough.”
From where we’re sitting, that doesn’t exactly explain the “any or all of us” in the first posting. So what exactly is going on?
I caught up with Ali at Cosmo’s Fun Fearless Male Awards last night and here’s what she told me…
Ali insists that as far as she knows, no decision has been made yet by NBC about the fourth season. But for the record, she is very much hoping the series sticks around.
“[Cancellation] would be terrible in my book. The cast just loves the show. We have such amazing writers. Bryan Fuller is coming back, which is so incredible. He wrote Nikki the first season. I connect with him on so many levels, and I think he’s going to bring a strength back to the show. If the network doesn’t want to bring us back I’ll be really sad, but you know what, I just can’t even go there. I think that the show was so strong first season, and we’ll come back and get it back to where it should be.”
NBC has yet to make any kind of official announcement regarding Heroes’ fourth season and has until mid-May to decide its new fall lineup. (The series has been on a fairly steady ratings decline since the season-three premiere in September, dropping from 10 million to a new low of about 7 million viewers last night.)
Meanwhile, Spoiler Alert! It looks as though Ali may be playing yet another character in the coming weeks. When asked what’s ahead for her character, she tells me, “Lots of water, lots of water. We did an incredible episode that Greg Yaitanes shot and that Bryan Fuller wrote. It’s his first episode back. It’s just so complex. It’s so compelling, and he really has come up with another interesting power—another interesting way to understand what these characters are going through.”
Are you hoping Heroes sticks around? Do you feel it’s on its way back to that first-season magic? And what do you think of Ali playing another new character?