Zachary Levi Joins ‘Heroes Reborn’
The upcoming relaunch of NBC’s once-popular superhero drama, Heroes, is adding the star of NBC’s once-popular spy dramedy, Chuck.
Zachary Levi is joining the cast of Heroes Reborn, the 13-episode event series that will feature an entirely new cast of heroes and villains (well, except for Jack Coleman, who will reprise his role as Noah Bennett, the “Man in the Horn-Rimmed Glasses”).
Details have not been revealed about just what role Levi will play, although if it’s anything like the last Zachary who starred on Heroes, it’ll probably be fairly big.
“We’re still keeping Zac’s role under wraps because everything is shrouded in mystery for this miniseries, but we’re very excited he’s been cast,” said NBC head Bob Greenblatt at the TCA Winter Press Tour.
For his part, Levi is thrilled. “One of my first, and fondest, memories of joining the NBC family in 2007 was having the pleasure of getting to know Tim Kring, and the cast of Heroes. I was a fan of their collective work and always thought it was such a fantastic and fun world they got to play in. With Heroes: Reborn, I’m honored to have the opportunity to bring more of that world to life, and excited to help in offering the fans of the franchise an epic new installation of a series that made such a huge impact on entertainment.”
But will we see other Heroes returning, besides Jack Coleman as Noah Bennett? Greenblatt seems to be confident that we will.
“Jack’s the way in—and I’m not trying to be coy because we just don’t know—but I think you’ll see several of the old cast popping in to episodes.”
Well, Sendhil Ramamurthy just finished up his arc on Beauty and the Beast, so he could probably drop by as Mohinder. And Zachary Quinto is already back on NBC for The Slap, so they wouldn’t have to drag him away from another network for a cameo like they would if they were to try and bring back Hayden Panettiere, who stars on ABC’s Nashville, or Adrian Pasdar, who has a recurring role on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. I’m not sure what Milo Ventimiglia is up to these days, but I’d love to see Peter Petrelli back.
Which former cast members would you like to see turn up, if any at all? Should this simply remain an all-new story with an all-new cast, or should there be more overlap with the original series? Sound off in the comments!
Via: Entertainment Weekly