CHUCK Co-Creator, Josh Schwartz, Discusses Possibility of Show's Return
Could we potentially be seeing more of the Buy More someday soon? Chuck Co-Creator, Josh Schwartz, recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the likelihood of the return of the cult classic, Chuck.
Even though, NBC's action-comedy, Chuck said its final goodbye a little over than 2 years ago, fans of the show have always hoped for some sort of return for Team Bartowski. With other beloved cult classics like Arrested Development and Veronica Mars making recent returns, it's fair to ask, could Chuck be next? Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with series co-creator, Josh Schwartz to discuss the possibility.
Schwartz begins his interview by discussing how the recent revival of Veronica Mars really started raising a few questions about a potential Chuck return. He does acknowledge the different circumstances behind the end of Chuck and the end of Veronica Mars, with the latter ending prior to a planned fourth season. "We were very fortunate with Chuck. As much as we always felt the end was coming, we did get five seasons of the show and an opportunity to tell a lot of story." He goes on to say how only an extraordinary story would bring him and other co-creator, Chris Fedak, back to Chuck's world.
Addressing how to return from the seemingly cliffhanger ending, Schwartz says "You’re starting off with a question to answer certainly, and it’s a spy story so there’s always a new a mission, there’s always a new bad guy, there’s always a new need for Chuck to save the day." While he admits to not having any particular story in mind for a future Chuck adventure, he does admit that series star, Zachary Levi might have a few ideas in mind. "I think Zach Levi has some ideas and he’s an imaginative guy and a real storyteller."
While nothing is imminent, he does say as the days go by, he is more and more inclined to return to the show. When asked about the format he would choose for Chuck to return, he seems to favor a movie, but does seem intrigued about returning through a Marvel/Netflix hybrid model. "Maybe we’d do it Avengers style where you follow Sarah and Chuck on a mission, you’ve got Casey on a mission, you’ve got Jeffster on tour, and then the final season is everyone gets together. He would also hope to bring back Ellie and Captain Awesome along with Linda Hamilton as Chuck's mother.
Catch Schwartz's full interview at the link below and find other similar interviews in this Friday's issue discussing the potential return of other cult classics like Firefly, Party Down, and The Comeback.
When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.
Through 5 seasons and 91 episodes, Chuck featured:
Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski
Yvonne Strahovski as Sarah Walker
Adam Baldwin as John Casey
Joshua Gomez as Morgan Grimes
Sarah Lancaster as Ellie Bartowski
Vik Sahay as Lester Patel
Scott Krinsky as Jeff Barnes
Ryan McPartlin as Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb (88 episodes)
Mark Christopher Lawrence as Big Mike (87 episodes)
Bonita Friedericy as General Diane Beckman (78 episodes)
Julia Ling as Anna Wu (31 episodes)
Jesse Heiman as Fernando (31 episodes)
Mekenna Melvin as Alex McHugh (24 episodes)
Michael Kawczynski as Skip (21 episodes)
Tony Hale as Emmett Milbarge (13 episodes)
Brandon Routh as Daniel Shaw (12 episodes)
Linda Hamilton as Mary Bartowski (12 episodes)
Tony Todd as CIA Director Graham (10 episodes)
Matt Bomer as Bryce Larkin (7 episodes)
Scott Bakula as Steve Bartowski (7 episodes)
C.S. Lee as Harry Tang (6 episodes)
Timothy Dalton as Alexei Volkoff (6 episodes)
Lauren Cohen as Vivian Volkoff (5 episodes)
Carrie-Anne Moss as Gertrude Verbanski (4 episodes)
Angus Macfadyen as Nicholas Quinn (4 episodes)
Kristin Kreuk as Hannah (4 episodes)
Mini Anden as Carina (4 episodes)
Jordana Brewster as Dr. Jill Roberts (4 episodes)
Catch this interview and more in the February 14th issue of Entertainment Weekly.
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