Feature Film Writers Set to Pen Episodes of Heroes Spin-Off

Heroes: Origins just got some A-list writing talent for its six-episode run next year.

Following the news earlier this year that Kevin Smith, late of CW's Reaper, would write and direct an installment of the six-episode Heroes spin-off, Heroes: Origins, NBC has announced that they have secured two feature film writers for the series offshoot.

Michael Dougherty, co-writer on X2 and Superman Returns, will write an episode of Heroes: Origins, as will Hostel writer/director Eli Roth.

Additionally, Roth will direct his installment of the series spin-off, which introduces new characters as they discover their abilities. An interactive element will allow viewers to vote for their favorite new addition, who may join the cast of the original series in the third season.

The second season of Heroes begins tonight at 9 pm on NBC.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.