Zachary Levi is returning to NBC, but not as the super-spy Chuck. This time he'll be the lead of the upcoming Heroes sequel series, which is possibly the only casting announcement the show could have made that makes me slightly less apprehensive about this probably trainwreck.

Levi is an intensely likable lead, which is not something Heroes had a lot of in its original incarnation, and he may bring a sense of humor to the superhero show, which is a power original star Milo Ventimiglia never managed to absorb. Of course, Heroes' main problem wasn't taking itself too seriously as much as it was being totally godawful, and there's nothing Levi can do about having terrible writers. Still, this is definitely a step in the right direction. Excelsior!

[Via TV Line]