USA Weekend has a quick’n’dirty exclusive with Zachary Levi in which he reveals a few interesting tidbits:
- The early return rumors are “pretty solid”, he says. The concern over being preempted by the Olympics could be alleviated by doubling up on episodes a couple of times, like for the premiere. Two hours of Chuck? Sold!
- Zac turned down a role in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming feature, Thor, after NBC ordered the extra episodes of Chuck because of scheduling conflicts.
- Chuck/Sarah fans, here’s a bit of good news: Zac says that Chuck will see a lot of growth and change this season, “continuing his tenuous (and maybe not so tenuous, he teases) romantic relationship with super-spy Sarah”. Is that the canada super viagra ray of sunshine you were looking for?
- Zac confirms that Brandon Routh guests in 8 episodes, Kristin Kreuk guests in 3 episodes, and Diedrich Bader and Reno 911‘s Cedric Yarbrough are both in episode 3.09, which Zac directed.