Shedding new light on the game plan for Heroes: Origins, series creator Tim Kring told reporters on Thursday that the companion piece to NBC's freshman hit - which will introduce several "specially enabled" newcomers - will surface once Heroes' sophomore run winds down. "Right now, the idea [is] that Heroes will run as continuously as we can throughout the season; obviously, there are a couple of breaks along the way," Kring said. "Then, when Heroes ends at the end of April, Origins will begin and run through May sweeps." - Additional reporting by Dana Meltzer Zepeda

For more on Heroes' second season and the show's "global" plan to drum up interest in it this summer, see the TV Guide News Report.