Quinto Biopunk

Heroes Vet Zachary Quinto to Star in Biopunk Drama Series

Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto is going from science fiction to science fact. The actor will both star in and executive-produce Biopunk, an hour drama based on Wired magazine tech writer Marcus Wohlsen’s book, Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life, our sister site Deadline reports.

The Heroes alumnus will play the rebel-rousing leader of a group of guerilla scientists striving to become, in essence, the Steve Jobs of biotech. “The minute I was introduced to the world of Marcus’ book,” said series creator/writer Chase Palmer (who also co-penned the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s It), “I knew immediately this edgy, activist, kick-down-the-walls subculture of citizen scientists was my way in to telling a bigger canvas story about the next great technological evolution no one knows is coming but will change everything: hacking life.”

The project will be pitched to networks imminently. But will you be looking forward to it? Does it sound interesting to you? Hit the comments.