Zachary Levi, who played our all time favourite TV nerd Chuck Batowski may have found a new superhuman ability through his role as human version of “The Intersect”. Best known for his nerdy role in the TV series “Chuck”, Zachary Levi has been announced to be the leading cast for the network’s upcoming reboot series “Heroes Reborn”.
“Heroes” was once the most watched TV series before it went downhill and cancelled due to the WGA strike. The series borrows the American comic books’ aesthetic style to tell the story of ordinary people who discover their superhuman abilities and how these abilities eventually led them to a series of events – including changing the world.
Earlier in June last year, NBC surprised its fans by announcing that the cancelled series will return as a 13-episode event miniseries in 2015. Tim Kring, the mastermind behind “Heroes”, will return to develop a reboot series with new cast members although NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke stated in a press release that they will not rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.
According to TV Line, Levi said the series is one of “a few franchises [he has] always wanted to be a part of”.
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. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Tim [Kring], and the awesome team around him, in bringing this to life.
He also said, “To be working with NBC again is such a reward in itself, as my bonds and relationships there are deep.”
Levi is said to be playing a key leading role in the upcoming mini-series of “Heroes Reborn” but no details were given about his character yet. Jack Coleman will return to the series and reprise his role as Noah Bennet.
The 13-episodes series is said to be following a new stand-alone story arc but NBC will first launch a digital series that introduces the characters and new storylines.