The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz, and director McG, bring us Chuck, a new drama pilot at ABC, laced with humor about young twenty-something spies.
Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) plays Chuck, a nerdy computer tech who has a database of government secrets downloaded into his brain. Chuck soon finds himself recruited by John Casey (Adam Baldwin of Day Break), a veteran NSA Agent, for espionage work with his new partner (and first date in ten years) Sarah (Yvonne Strzechowski) — leading Chuck to live a split life of computer geek and secret NSA missions.
Also cast in the pilot are Sarah Lancaster as Chuck’s sister Ellie, Joshua Gomez as his best bud Morgan, and Natalie Martinez. McG will serve as executive producer with Schwartz. Chris Fedak and Peter Johnson are co-executive producers. On May 10, 2007, Chuck was officially given a series order by NBC.