Posted by Hayley in Jan 16,2015 with No Comments
NBC is calling upon a very familiar face to relaunch an equally familiar franchise.
In his first major post-Chuck TV gig, Zachary Levi has signed on to headline Heroes Reborn — NBC’s 13-episode continuation of Heroes, which ran from 2006 to 2010 — TVLine has learned exclusively.
Details about his character are being kept tightly under wraps, but we’re told Levi will be playing a “key” role in the reboot.
“There are a few franchises I’ve always wanted to be a part of, and Heroes is one of them,” Levi tells TVLine exclusively. “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 adds. “Moreover, to be working with NBC again is such a reward in itself, as my bonds and relationships there are deep.”
No longer a stranger to superheroes, Levi co-starred opposite Chris Hemsworth in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World.
As of now, the miniseries’ only other confirmed cast member is Jack Coleman, who will reprise the role of Heroes‘ Noah Bennett (aka HRG). [Source]