Minority Report star Nick Zano will be a series regular for season two of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Nick Zano has signed on to be a series regular for season two of the CW show DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. According to Deadline, he will be playing Dr. Nate Heywood, a historian and the grandson of Henry Heywood, aka Commander Steel, who was one of the members of the Justice Society of America.
It is not known how close Zano’s character will compare to the comic book version of Nate Heywood, who takes on the mantle of superhero Citizen Steel.
In the comics, Nate is a former college football star who shattered his knee and became addicted to painkillers. Later on, he was turned into a being made of “living steel” who didn’t want to be known as Commander Steel, so he’s referred to as Citizen Steel.
In an interview back in May, executive producer Marc Guggenheim stated “there will be some new faces on the Waverider.” After the exit of Ciara Renee’s Hawkgirl and Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold (although he’ll be a recurring character on both Legends and The Flash,) it makes sense to add in additional ones. It was already hinted at in the season finale when Rex Tyler, aka Hourman, was introduced. Guggenheim went on to say this:
“The season finale planted some very significant flags in terms of what the new concept of the show will be in season 2. The team’s mission statement for Season 2 is more compelling than Season 1, and at the same time, it is more streamlined. It’s a little bit higher concept, a very clean notion that will allow the show to do things that it does best.”
Zano was most recently seen on Fox’s short-lived Minority Report and NBC’s even shorter lived One Big Happy. He also appeared on 2 Broke Girls, 90210, and Melrose Place.