Robert Englund Cast in ‘Chuck’ Season 4

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

chuckpostersheader Robert Englund Cast in Chuck Season 4

Chuck is one of the best television shows of the past three years, in this Screen Rant writer’s humble opinion. It’s the perfect combination of the action, comedy, and spy-thriller genres – a la Spies Like Us – with a great cast, great characters, smart writing, and the best Die Hard references this side of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Community.

Despite worries last spring that Chuck wouldn’t be picked up for season number four—especially considering the requisite cliffhanger during the season 3 finale—the show was renewed and fans have since seen a flurry of outstanding casting announcements – not the least of which, according to Entertainment Weekly, is that Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street) will be playing a midseason villain.

More specifically, Englund will be playing an evil scientist (par for the Chuck course) named Dr. Wheelwright, an individual with the ability to transform Chuck’s every waking moment into a living nightmare. Sound familiar? Yeah, well, that’s probably because it’s a reference to the role that made Englund famous, that of poor, innocent burn victim, Freddy Krueger.

Previous casting announcements for Chuck Season Four include Linda Hamilton (Terminator 2) as Chuck’s mom, Timothy Dalton (Licence to Kill), Olivia Munn (Iron Man 2), Isaiah Mustafa (the Old Spice guy), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Nicole Richie (The Simple Life) in a reoccurring role, Joel David Moore (Avatar), and Bronson Pinchot (Beverly Hills Cop), amongst others.

Chuck fandom and all that great casting aside, Timothy Dalton would be enough for me to watch every single moment of every single episode this season—even the episodes sans Timothy Dalton—just in anticipation of his onscreen presence. He’s the second best James Bond after James Bond himself, Sean Connery—again, in this Screen Rant writer’s oh so humble opinion—and any fan of Hot Fuzz can attest to his comedic talent as well.

Truth be told, great casting on Chuck is nothing new. Besides the principals, the series has seen everyone from Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap) to Chevy Chase (Community) to Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and more, all of whom were implemented logically, comfortably, and in really clever and fun ways. Hopefully, the most recent casting announcements will drive the ratings up for Chuck, if only slightly, but I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were me. And I am. So I won’t.

For those who’ve yet to see it, here’s the trailer for Chuck season 4:

Chuck Season 4 premieres September 20th @ 8/7 c on NBC. Robert Englund debuts in episode six, entitled ‘Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror.’ It would behoove movie geeks and genre fans everywhere not to miss it.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. I made a comment on this story this morning @7.30 ish GMT. And then the story vanished, along with the article. Odd.

  2. im sooo excited!!! gonna be a blast :) nicole richie…ehh..WHY

    • My thoughts EXACTLY, Anthony. Who’s next? Paris Hilton? Justine Bieber?

      • Actually, I thought she did a surprisingly good job her first time around on Chuck.

        • To the first two “geniuses”, she did a good job and tey liked her so why not, besides she’s wayyyy past Paris at this point and is not looking back.

          • Before you mock someone, maybe you should learn how to spell (or type). She’s a horrible actress who wouldn’t be in ANYTHING if it wasn’t for who her father is. She also needs to maybe eat a cheeseburger and shake, too. She looks like a strong wind would rip her apart.

          • The first two ” geniuses ” are correct and your wrong. She’s not a good actor she is in fact awful. She doesn’t deserve to act as an extra. If you disagree with them say you disagree there’s no need to mock them.

            • wow, im a genius :) ahaha.
              @andy…Beiber LOL

  3. I can’t wait!

  4. This show as almost been cancelled to many times.

    I LOVE IT

    it’s like Big Bang Theory meets Mission Impossible and its just great.

    hopefully this next season will be the best yet and we dont get anymore cancelation scares anytime soon

  5. The show was absolutely horrible last season. They drifted away from the funny & even the spy stuff to showcase the love story between Chuck & Sarah. Boring beyond boring. Shark jumped! I don’t think any amount of guest stars can save the show. But, I will give the show 2 episodes to see if they can bring back the magic of season 2 & make me forget the turd that was season 3.

    • I agree that the first part of last season was lacking, but once Chuck and Sarah were an item, which was about halfway through, it was suddenly great again. No more “Will they or won’t they?” which, admittedly, became ridiculous and tedious.

    • What are you kidding? I loved season 3. Wasn’t the best season, but certainly wasn’t horrible.

  6. It wasn’t “absolutely horrible” but it was a bit sub par at the beginning of the season. Even at its worse, it’s better than most things on TV any season.

  7. I love Chuck one of the best shows on TV right now. Can’t wait for season 4 I’m looking forward to it almost as much as Supernatural it’s a close call. Also November I get Psyche and Burn Notice both back.

    • im getting tired of Weston being beaten to a pulp, they need to end a season on a high note for once. the team deserves it lol. as far as Chuck goes, i loves all seasons equally, its just a fun, kick-butt show :)

  8. Adore Chuck.

    Its the one show me and my wife sit down and watch together and we both laugh.

    Last season was a disappointment compared to the other two seasons but it was still a solid show. It really captured a lot of the magic back after shaw found himself in a river.

    Without going into details major some co stars where given the opportunity to bring more franchise during their screen time and the season final was the best Chuck finale to date imho. Solid humor, excellent action and character development for next season.

    We are extremely stoked and look forward to season 4 from all the spoilers I have read they are going in a great and solid direction.

    • i avoided all spoilers :)

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