As if we need another reason to tune into the ‘Heroes’ reboot, now we have one! ‘Chuck’ actor Zachary Levi joined the 13-episode continuation of ‘Heroes’, playing a key role in the supernatural series.
It’s an NBC match made in heaven! NBC’s Heroes: Reborn, a 13-episode reboot of the popular drama Heroes, will star the beloved computer geek turned spy in NBC’s Chuck, Zachary Levi! The Heroes reboot will be a brand new story, so get ready for a whole new world of superpowers and exciting action.
‘Heroes’ Reboot: Zachary Levi To Star In ‘Heroes: Reborn’
While we start to imagine all the possibilities about what kind of hero Zachary will play, we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves since Zac’s role is being kept tightly under wraps, NBC boss Bob Greenblat said at the TCA winter TV previews. However, we do know that Zachary will be a major player in the show.
As much as we would love to see the original heroes unite on screen, new characters will give the reboot its own spin. We can’t wait to see Zac take on another supernatural role, plus starring in Heroes is a dream come true for the Tangled actor.
“There are a few franchises I’ve always wanted to be a part of, and Heroes is one of them,” Zachary tells our sister site, TVLine. “Chuck gave me the opportunity to wield some fun powers, but an entire world with superpowers is a world I’ve always wanted to explore.”
One cast member from the original Heroes series we can expect to see is Jack Coleman, who played the always suspicious Noah Bennett (aka HRG). Bob said at the panel that more castings will be announced in the coming weeks, and teased that we may see members of the old cast making an appearance. (Milo Ventimiglia, Hayden Panettiere, Ali Larter, we’re hoping to see you!)
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Tim [Kring], and the awesome team around him, in bringing this to life,” Zach continued. “Moreover, to be working with NBC again is such a reward in itself, as my bonds and relationships there are deep.”
HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think? Are you excited that Zachary is joining the Heroes reboot? Will you tune in? Sound off below!
— Julianne Ishler