Heroes ended its season last February with the indestructible Claire (Hayden Panettiere) throwing herself from the top of a Ferris wheel in front of the media, revealing her superpower to the world. Should the axed series return with a wrap-up miniseries - that's creator Tim Kring's hope, and he says he's meeting with NBC this month to discuss it - the plot will skip ahead a year or so to see the effect of Claire's revelation.
"There will be a huge cultural and social change in the world," says Kring. "Some [of our characters] will be hiding, some struggling, some basking in the glory."
Claire, who desperately wanted a normal life, will become a reluctant spokesperson for the abnormals. Sylar (Zachary Quinto) will again struggle with his dark side. And Adrian Pasdar will likely return, though not as Nathan, who died.
Kring is confident he can lure back his entire cast if he gets a green light. (NBC refused to comment.)
"I've spoken with everyone," says Kring. "They're all eager to participate."