As is the norm in the world of Heroes we have a lot of pots on the stove, so here I go trying to fill you in on all the delicious dishes we're cooking.
The first bit of news is about me (go figure). Starting Monday I will officially join the Heroes writing staff. I wrote an episode last year but have continued to primarily function as the "writers assistant" -- taking notes while we break story and writing rough drafts of the outlines etc. Now that I am (officially) making the move to "staff writer" I'll work primarily on breaking story. In fact, I'm writing my second episode as we speak -- what we're calling episode 416, but I believe will appear on air as "Chapter 15". I'll let you know as I get more specifics but it should air in mid-to-late January.
The writers have had a busy couple of weeks breaking the final episodes of the season. Our schedule is getting pretty packed as we prepare for "double-up" episodes -- filming two episodes at once. Which for us means we need to write two scripts at once. Let's just say it's kept us busy. The incredible thing is that we're almost done with this season. I can't believe it.
Why do we need to film two episodes at once? It's all thanks to the Olympics. We need to finish filming these episodes before Christmas so that post-production has enough time to edit and create the necessary special effects to have the episodes all finished and ready to air before the Olympics begin in February. If that sounds hectic to you, multiply it by a number between 100 and 200 and you're in the ballpark. Needless to say, I continue to be impressed by the tireless dedication from our amazing crew. Heroes is a very ambitious show and they are the ones that really make it possible. GRAPHIC NOVELS
Erin Fitzgerald has written her first graphic novel "Smoke & Mirrors" which will go online this Monday/Tuesday. And I've teamed up for the first time (finally!) with artist Dennis Calero for the following weeks novel entitled "The Painted Lady". Dennis has created a really fantastic mood for that novel and I can't wait for you to see it.
November 16th kicks off a three part graphic novel which is focused on one of the shows major characters and I can't wait for you to see it. Unfortunately I can't tell you anything else right now for fear of spoiling something. But I think you'll dig it. SLOW BURN
The Tagged Media episodes continue to circle the
fascinating world of the carnival as we tell the story of Amanda and
her rocky reunion with her mother, Lydia. You can find them all here. Now that you've met Amanda, played by the amazing Sasha Pieterse, I can share some more pictures with you. See below.
Heroes has developed an incredibly strong presence on Twitter and I for one love the interaction it gives us with the fans. The Heroes homepage on NBC now has a place for you to see many of the twitter accounts affiliated with the show. Check it out, you may find someone you didn't know. Two of the newest accounts I want to bring your attention to are official character accounts - @DetMattParkman and the @Sullivan_Bros carnival. The Sullivan Bros will keep you updated with the latest from Samuel, Edgar, Lydia and others while Detective Matt Parkman keeps you appraised of life with Janice and his fight with Sylar aka his "inner demon". Last Monday, Matt interacted live with his followers during his epic (and somewhat drunken) battle with Sylar (during the West Coast feed of the show). It sounds like people had a blast and this sort of thing will hopefully happen again the next time we see Matt, depending of course on who is in control of poor Matt...
And now, on to the pictures:
Look familiar? These giant letters were originally used on the Paris rooftop for episode 321 "Cold Snap". They have since been re-purposed and are part of the carnival now.
The inside of Lydia's trailer:
Amanda (Sasha Pieterse) and Caleb (Dusty Sorg) during rehearsal of week 5:
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