Zachary Levi Cast In ‘Heroes’ Reboot, ‘Heroes Reborn’
Zachary Levi will star in NBC’s Heroes revival, Heroes Reborn, it was announced at the network’s Television Critics Association panel on Friday.
Zachary Levi To Star In Heroes Reborn
Levi, best known for starring in NBC’s beloved spy dramedy, Chuck, will star in the 13-episode reboot that will air in 2015. The mini-series will also have a digital companion series and comes from original Heroes creator Tim Kring.
“There are a few franchises I’ve always wanted to be a part of, and Heroes is one of them. 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,” Levi told TVLine.
Not much is known about the reboot, and Levi’s role is being kept under wraps. However, it is known that Jack Coleman, who starred as Noah Bennet in the original series from 2006-2010, will be reprising his role. NBC Entertianment Chairman Robert Greenblatt teased that it’s likely other members of the original cast will also be stopping by Heroes Reborn.
“Jack’s the way in, but I think – and I’m not trying to be coy because we just don’t know – you will see several of the old cast popping in to episodes,” Greenblatt teased at the TCAs.
One cast member rumored not to be returning is Zachary Quinto, who played the villainous Sylar in the series. But, fans still have hope that original cast members Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka and Ali Larter might return. The series is rumored to take place after the events of Heroes.