Zachary Quinto Turned Down Heroes Reborn

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Later this year, Tim Kring's highly anticipated 13-episode miniseries Heroes Reborn will debut on NBC. There will be lots of new faces like Zachary Levi ("Thor: The Dark World") and even some familiar ones like the man in horn-rimmed glasses (Jack Coleman). One face you won't see is Zachary Quinto's ("Star Trek Into Darkness") Sylar.

After Heroes was cancelled in 2010, Zachary Quinto went on to have a productive career in feature films. Most notably, playing Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films as well as performing in FX's anthology series American Horror Story. So, it isn't much of a surprise that he didn't have interest in returning to the role of Sylar, which launched his acting career.

"No, I'm not going to go back," Quinto told Buzzfeed's Kate Arthur.  "I talked to them about it, and 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."

That's a shame. Quinto's performance as Sylar, aka Gabriel Gray, made him a breakout star, and his superpowered serial killer was integral to the show's plot. Though, he says series creator Tim Kring " was very understanding and supportive" about not returning.

Quinto is thrilled that they're doing Heroes Reborn. He even keeps track of the show's casting news. "I'm thrilled that Jack Coleman is going back to it," Quinto said. "And I know that they just cast Zach Levi, which is great. I mean, it's a great thing to be a part of."

Quinto added, "I just felt like I need to cultivate other outlets for myself."

via: TV Line