Will Pushing Daisies creator and former Heroes writer Bryan Fuller bring new life to NBC's struggling series?
Jimmy Jean-Louis (aka The Haitian) tells TVGuide.com the rumblings about a return are real.
Should Fuller head back to Heroes, where he was a writer and co-executive producer when it first launched in 2006, he would come amid the show's abrupt shakeup in which producers Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander were ousted this week.
As such, his rumored homecoming would be a mixed blessing. "Bryan is a great writer, and I feel good about that," Jean-Louis said at the Gears of War 2 launch party on Thursday. "But I [would have] felt good, as well, if Jeph and Jesse stayed."
Also, talk of Fuller returning to Heroes casts serious doubt about the fate of Daisies, which in its second season has been weighing down ABC's Wednesday lineup with soft ratings and has yet to secure a full-season pick-up. "I am exclusive to Daisies through the delivery of the 13th episode of our 13-episode order, which will be mid-January," Fuller explained to EW. "If Daisies isn't picked up by then, I will definitely be going back to play with my friends at Heroes."
The firing of Heroes' Loeb and Alexander wasn't only a shock to fans, but to the cast as well. "I couldn't believe it. They're two top writers," Jean-Louis said. "I don't know what reasons [the powers-that-be] have behind it, but hopefully they know exactly what they're doing."
Jean-Louis, however, knows that third-year serial is in need of some super-powered refocusing. "We are reshaping as we speak," he said, "so we can get the right storylines going, so the fans can come back to us. I have confidence that we'll get them back to us, and even get more. It's a great show."
"We just have to sit down and think about what's wrong," he added, "and try to change direction."
Do you want Fuller back at Heroes or are you hoping for more Daisies?