Zachary Quinto Won’t Return for Heroes Reborn

Though he expressed an interest in returning last summer, Zachary Quinto has confirmed he won’t return as the villain Sylar for NBC’s upcoming revival “Heroes Reborn.”

“I’m not going back,” the actor told BuzzFeed (via TVLine). [Series creator] Tim [Kring] reached out to me when they decided they were going to do it. We had a great conversation. It was such a meaningful experience for me – I loved that job, I loved those people…. I just felt like I didn’t want to go back to it…Tim was very, very understanding and supportive. I’m thrilled that they’re doing it. I’m thrilled that Jack Coleman is going back to it. And I know they just cast Zach Levi, which is great. I mean, it’s a great thing to be a part of. I just felt like I need to cultivate other outlets for myself.”

The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.

Prior to the debut of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series that will introduce the characters and new storylines. Plot details for the new episodes have yet to be disclosed, but the 13 episodes are said to follow a new stand-alone story arc.