Ernie Hudson has been cast to co-star alongside Raymond Lee in NBC’s planned Quantum Leap Sequel.
Written and Executive Produced by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt and executive produced by Martin Gero as well as Quantum Leap creator/EP Don Bellisario and EP/co-narrator Deborah Pratt. This follow-up series takes place 30 years after the events seen in the original series. Sam Beckett is still out there somewhere. And a new team has come together to re-open Project Quantum Leap and learn about the mysteries surrounding its creation.
As reported over last weekend. Raymond Lee has been cast as lead scientist Dr. Ben Seong who will head up the revived Quantum Leap project. In the pilot episode Seong as Sam Beckett did before him, steps into the Quantum Leap Accelerator and winds up in the 1980s with amnesia.
Hudson will play Herbert “Magic” Williams, a Vietnam veteran and head of the time travel project at Quantum Leap. Much like Admiral Al Calavicci did before him. Williams will use his military background and talent for politics to keep the Pentagon at bay. In short, Magic will buy the team some time to rescue Dr. Seong, but he will expect answers once he is back.
The pilot episode is to be produced by Universal Television for its Peacock Streaming Service.
As fans will know. Hudson recently reprised his role of Winston Zeddemore in the new Jason Reitman movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife. And he has just wrapped the Bobby Farrelly directed Champions opposite, Woody Harrelson.