With Zachary Quinto (‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘, ‘Passage to Mars’) not returning for this season’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ could there be a chance he’ll be returning to another television show that he is known for such as ‘Heroes Reborn‘? While he most likely wouldn’t show up as a hero it would be nice to see him as the iconic villain Sylar that bumped him up to star status. While the show has stated some cast members might return, we know that Hayden Panettiere won’t be back to reprise her role as Claire Bennet even though Jack Coleman who played her father is. There is a lot of speculation on who else might be returning and Quinto recently shed some light on a potential return of his character on the small screen.

“I’ve been in touch with Tim [Kring, creator] and he told me they were doing this and we left the door open for me to be involved, the trouble is really my availability. I don’t know that it would really even be possible. And it’s a challenge for me because that experience and role and opportunity really changed my life completely and sent me on a path that I might not have otherwise have been on, but at the same time I’m very interested in forward momentum, I’m very interested in expanding and defying people’s expectations of me.

I don’t know that going back to such a definitely iconic character would necessarily do that. So it’s a larger question that I haven’t had to answer because no one’s actually given me an offer. We’ll see. I’m glad they’re doing it and I know that whether or not I’m involved that the fans will enjoy it.”

Talk about vague. There is room for him but he’s unsure about his availability and he doesn’t know if he wants to on the character again. I understand not wanting to be typecast as so many actors fall into that particular trap. I believe we can all agree though that with Quinto’s body of work, that being typecast is about the last thing he has to worry about.

Would you want to see Sylar return in ‘Heroes Reborn’? Do you think Quinto’s concerns are well founded or would you love to see him take on the role that helped launch him on the career he now has? Share your thoughts below!


The saga behind the 2006 breakout series Heroes will continue as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept. This highly anticipated 13-episode miniseries will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities. This series will be preceded by a new digital series that will introduce audiences to the new characters and story lines that will take the Heroes phenomenon to new places.

Sources: IGN