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Zachary Levi Set to Lead Heroes Reborn Cast

His power is going from brunette to blond and back again.

ZacharyLeviOh right, I forgot that NBC Heroes reboot was happening.

TV Line reports Zachary Levi, no stranger to NBC from his time on Chuck, has nabbed a “key” role on the network’s Heroes Reborn. They had this from the actor:

“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.”

We haven’t had much in the way of casting so far except Ali Larter won’t be involved and Christopher Eccleston would like to be. However, Jack Coleman will be returning as Noah Bennett.

When the news hit Levi said he “cannot wait” on Twitter but no word on what kind of powers he might have. Also no word on when it will premiere but NBC is supposedly doing a prequel webseries for it sometime this year.

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."