Heroes Reborn: Meet the Newbies — Including 'The Ultimate Hero'!

Are you ready for a “dark and twisted” Zachary Levi?

That’s what the beloved Chuck star and his on-screen wife, newcomer Judith Shekoni, promise we’ll get from their characters on NBC’s upcoming Heroes Reborn — creator Tim Kring’s sequel to the superpowered-humans-save-the-world hit that ran on the Peacock net from 2006 to 2010.

Levi, Shekoni and Kring — along with six other Heroes Reborn cast members — sat down with Michael Ausiello in our Comic-Con suite at the Hard Rock Hotel to tease who they’ll be playing (one of ’em boasts about being the “ultimate” mutant) and why the limited-run format could be a boon to Kring’s story-telling goals.

Press PLAY above for the full Q&A, then hit the comments with your anticipation level for the show’s return.

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  1. I want more than one season.

    • Wordsmith says:

      I like the idea of an anthology, with a new cast coming in for subsequent seasons. You could have a few familiar faces show up, but focus mostly on new and different stories taking place in other corners of the world.

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    It’s actually going to run 13 episodes for Heroes Reborn and if the limited series is going to have a big boost, NBC should think about having more than one season. Can’t imagine seeing Zachary Levi as Luke the gun toting bad-ass and the actor best known as Chuck has never played a much darker role than he is today. Hope Tim Kring and his writing staff better shake things up and not screw fans over.

  3. Miranda says:

    Feeling all kinds of conflicting things over this reboot. The last half of the OG series burned me real bad. But this cast looks fun.

  4. Kap10 Kngroo says:

    Didn’t watch Heroes. I’m drawn to Heroes Reborn because I’m a big fan of Zachary Levi. But, the concept sounds intriguing and the trailer really has peaked my interest. I’ll be watching!!

  5. Who Are You says:

    The original Heroes was really groundbreaking and the first season was amazing. The second season suffered badly from the writers strike that happened and since then the show had a hard time recovering and keeping their original fanbase. The show’s cinematography and effects have always been amazing, it is the writing and story arcs of the later seasons that suffered.

    I am very excited for Heroes Reborn and glad it is a mix of original characters and new ones. It is a very different setting as now our heroes have been hunted down perhaps a nod to the cliffhanger of season 4 when Claire was about to reveal on public television of people with enhanced abilities. Hoping this can be as amazing as its original premier and keeping an open mind to what Reborn will tell.