Wait a minute. Heroes, a show with comic book roots, is casting two actual comic book nerds to play, you guessed it, comic book nerds? Yes, yes they are. Scott Evil and that guy from Road Trip Seth Green and Breckin Meyer, who together write the hit Adult Swim stop-motion show Robot Chicken, are inked for the new season of Heroes, playing comic book nerds who will in some way guide one of the heroes, though not having any actual powers of their own. Though, I did see Suresh in a TV spot hold a syringe full of super-power serum (comic book nerds with extraordinary powers? Yes please. It’s only every boys dream). I don’t know if the show needs another comic relief duo, already having our Japanese wonder-boys (yataaaa!), but I will take anything new to shake things up after the sophomore slump of last season.
[Heroes season 3 begins September 22, 2008.]