Save Chuck, Save the World? Actor Zachary Levi has joined the cast of NBC's "Heroes" reboot -- the "Heroes Reborn" miniseries.
Back in February 2014, NBC announced a 13-episode standalone story arc with a brand-new cast, aside from Jack Coleman, who's slated to reprise his role as Noah Bennett. Original "Heroes" creator Tim Kring will also be returning as the executive producer of "Heroes Reborn."
Levi joining the cast is the first of many announcements NBC has planned for the upcoming miniseries. NBC will also launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere -- which is yet to be officially announced -- that will introduce the characters and new story lines.
"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,'" Levi told Entertainment Weekly.
"I was a fan of their collective work and always thought it was such a fantastic and fun world they got to play in," Levi added. "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."
While Coleman is the only member of the original "Heroes" cast who's officially slated to be in the miniseries, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke did hint that perhaps more of the actors from the show could appear unexpectedly.
"Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won't rule out the possibility of some of the show's original cast members popping back in,".
"Jack's the way in -- and I'm not trying to be coy because we just don't know-- but I think you'll see several of the old cast popping in to episodes," NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt also hinted to EW.com.
Though "Heroes" creator Kring and the TV executives aren't spilling any superhero spoilers yet, NBC did release this cryptic teaser trailer for "Heroes Reborn" on TV and Youtube in 2014. The official Heroes Twitter has also began promoting the series.