In what may be a classic case of sour grapes, former Heroes star Leonard Roberts — the formerly intangible DL — feels that the creators of the show have forgotten where it started from, and need to get back to fundamentals. Entirely coincidentally, Roberts also has some ideas about how his character could return from the grave.
Speaking to UK showbiz site Digital Spy, Roberts talked about the upside of the WGA strike:
If anything good can come out of the writers' strike in the US, I think it was an opportunity for the Heroes camp to regroup and get back to the type of storytelling that garnered all these fans across the world and to do right by them. I mean the fans put the show where it is and it's only right that the creative element behind it respects that audience and gives them something that is worthy of their respect. I hope that they've had some time to do that — I think they have — and when everybody gets back to work I have no doubt that it's going to be a stellar season.
As to whether DL may show up on the show again in future, he points out that "the nature of our show is that nothing is fully as it seems, so anything is possible," before adding that "I had a bunch of ideas [on how to return] but for some reason [the producers] never really listened to them!"
Admittedly, those ideas centered around renaming the show Zombie DL and the rest of those Heroes, but still... [Digital Spy]