Chuck Alum Zachary Levi Signs on to NBC’s Heroes Reborn
BY Jennifer Griffin
Published 7 years ago
Zachary Levi is the latest name attached to NBC’s Heroes reboot.
The Chuck alum is making a return to the small screen and the upcoming event miniseries Heroes Reborn in a key, but as yet undisclosed, role.
Levi is perhaps best known for his popular starring role on the NBC series Chuck, which ran for five seasons as well as his role as Fandral in the Marvel franchise Thor: The Dark World. (He also made his Broadway debut in the musical First Date for which he received critical acclaim.)
“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,” said Levi.
“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.”
Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennet in the original series, was previously announced as reprising his role as “HRG” (Horn Rimmed Glasses) for Heroes Reborn.
Heroes chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.
NBC is set to launch a digital series prior to the premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines. This leveraging of social media is a way for fans to re-engage with what was one for the true pioneers in multi platform storytelling, according to the Network.
Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton will serve as executive producers. Holly Harold is co-executive producer.