"If I'm feeling good, I'm very grateful for that," the actor recently said in an interview with Zap2it. "Some days, though, it makes me nervous, like, 'Oh, God, I hope we don't mess it up.'"
We doubt they will. Meanwhile, the actor took readers inside the character of Ned a bit.
"From the beginning moments of the pilot, (Ned has) created a place that he understands," Pace said. "He can give people fresh pie and goodness and be a generous person within a small world.
"Then he brings Chuck back to life, and his entire world is blown open. He learns something new, I think, in every episode about how to enjoy his life, how to make other people's lives a better place. That's the big psychology, I think, behind his gift, in that ... it's a tricky one, one that comes with a consequence and a dilemma."
Speaking of Chuck - or Anna Friel, the actress that portrays her - how does this British star feel about really making a splash in the United States?
"I was a little bit frightened because I never had done quite this style of acting before, where it's a little bit and there's a lot of comedy involved," she said. "But I thought, 'I'm going to choose the thing that scares and challenges me the most.' I loved the whole fairy-tale essence of it all, and I thought it was the most exciting script I had seen in a very long time.
"Chuck is just a wonderful character. I mean, she makes honey for the homeless and she's been raised by these two extremely mad aunts and learned several languages and read thousands and thousands of books. That's a great start for a character."