Fuller says he's leaving this time to work on other projects because of time constraints — not due to any creative differences with Heroes creator Tim Kring. "Development was really starting to heat up, and it appears like I may be writing multiple pilots for NBC so that wasn't leaving a ton of room for Heroes, unfortunately," Fuller told Ain't It Cool News. "We crafted some really great arcs for the season that I'm excited to see come to fruition. I love that cast dearly and am sad to go, but the plate — she was over-flowing."
A source familiar with the situation said Fuller would work full-time on developing shows for Universal Media Studios, which also makes Heroes.
Fuller, originally a co-executive producer of the show, left after its first season to create Pushing Daisies. He returned as a consulting producer in 2008 after ABC canceled Daisies to oversee Heroes' spring episodes. Fans had hoped he would help return the show to the level of its first season, when he wrote several of the most-loved episodes.
What do you think? Can Heroes go on without Fuller?