It’s sad to say, although it doesn’t surprise me in the least – NBC Heroes has been hit with a lawsuit. What can I say, I’m not surprised someone is coming out of the woodwork and slapping the network with a lawsuit, I’m actually surprised it took someone this long to go after a slice of the NBC pie. Heroes has been an incredible success and it was only a matter of time before someone got the scent of money in their nose and claimed to have come up with the whole idea. Luckily the fact that it’s nothing more than a blatant attempt at a money grab should significantly decrease the chances of anything negative actually coming out of this entire debacle. After all, chances are the people behind the suit are just fishing for a pay off, which they will most likely get, so NBC can sweep the issue under the rug. Unfortunate, but most likely true.
Two artists from New York are behind the money grubbing lawsuit and claim that two writers for NBC’s Crossing Jordan attended their art showing and stole the idea for NBC Heroes from a short story, mini series and short film put together by the couple. Clifton Mallery and wife Amnau Karem Eele specifically claim to be the source of NBC’s inspiration for the Heroes character Isaac Mendez, referring to one of their characters who has the ability to paint the future, including the destruction of two New York landmarks.
Surprisingly enough, a spokesperson for the hit TV show Heroes went on record as saying, â€œWe intend to defend it vigorously and expect to prevail.â€ If this statement is in fact true, which I doubt it is, and NBC decides to fight these money grabbers, I look forward to seeing how everything plays out!
Don’t forget, NBC Heroes is on hiatus until April 23rd, when the season will return in full force with episode 19 “0.7%”. As sad as it is that Heroes is on hiatus, the sadder fact still is that there are a mere fives episodes left in volume one! I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to see how everything ends!