While “Chuck” hasn’t been given the official thumbs-up for season four yet, producer Chris Fedak is operating under the optimistic assumption that there will be more spy-work in the future for Team Bartowski.
Fedak tells Zap2It that he’s currently working on stories for a fourth season should NBC give the series a green light. He adds that he’s optimistic about the series’ chances of survival.
“We’re still waiting on NBC to make a decision,” he said. “I’m not a person who walks around with a great deal of confidence – I have a great deal of neuroses and anxieties, sure. But we feel good – we have a great relationship with NBC and Warner Bros.”
NBC may not reveal its plans for “Chuck” until the NBC upfronts in May, but until then fans can revel in the last few episodes of season three–or as the team is calling them “season 3.1”
As we previously reported, actor Scott Bakula will return in those episodes as Chuck and Ellie’s father and Fedak is promising the return will be “epic.”
“The return of Steven J. is an epic thing for the show because if you think about last season, Steven spent all this time trying to get the Intersect out of Chuck’s head so he would be free and clear of the spy world.
“And Chuck this season made the decision that he wanted to be a spy. A lot of what we deal with in the final episodes are the ramifications of that… It’s that classic father-son story of, ‘You decided to pursue the thing I didn’t want you to’.”
Additionally Fedak also revealed that Bakula’s return to the show would also bring a few comedic moments.
“We also have a lot of fun with it,” he said. “It’s always good to have [Bakula] come back to the show. He’s such a kind of classic hero with ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Quantum Leap’ and it’s neat to see him side-by-side with Chuck. And he also knows about Chuck’s spy life, so they can be heroes together.”
We’ll have more details on season 3.1 of “Chuck” on this week’s Slice of SciFi. You can catch the live taping tomorrow night or hear the show when it goes live Saturday.