After a season of turbulance of the writing staff for NBC’s “Heroes,” the network gave a vote of confidence to two members of the writing staff yesterday. Writers Aron Coleite and Joe Pokaski each signed a two-year agreeement with NBC Universal to continue writing for the genre drama and to develop projects of their own, reports Variety.
Both writers are considered proteges of “Heroes” creator Tim Kring. They worked work Kring on “Crossing Jordan” before joining “Heroes.’ Coleite and Pokaski have been writing for “Heroes” since its first season with Coleite serving as a co-producer during that time. The new agreement will promote Pokaski to co-producer status for the upcoming fourth season.
“They’re great, imaginative guys who have impressed us over and over again,” said NBC’s Laura Lancaster.
Pokaski said he is also already coming up with potential series concepts for development.
Pokaski has also been helping “Heroes” writer Jesse Alexander on his new show, “Day One.”