Having ordered a pilot for their Quantum Leap Reboot earlier this year. NBC has taken things a step further and ordered a full series of their soft reboot of Quantum Leap, which will see a new group of scientist trying to figure out the mystery of what happened to Sam Beckett. This marks the Networks’s second full series order for the new television season. Their first was for their planned revival of Night Court.
As reported here previously and elsewhere. The new Quantum Leap series takes place 30 years after the events that fans witnessed on the original show. Sam Beckett is still out there Leaping from life to life and is still out there somewhere. Meanwhile, the project known as Quantum Leap, which was started by Beckett has come out from the cold and has a new team of people investigating the mysteries of what happened with the original project.
The revived Project Quantum Leap is headed up by a new scientist, Dr. Ben Seong, who is played by Raymond Lee. Ben Seong is very much like his predecessor in that he is a genius scientist who graduated from the University at an early age and has pretty much had his pick of jobs. The character is described as both a genius physicist and a man of faith.
It seems some effort has been made by the new show’s creative team to tie this new series back to the original in some meaningful way. As they are bringing back the character of Magic who is the Vietnam Veteran that Sam Leaped into in ‘The Leap Home Part 2’. Magic who is the overall head of Project Quantum Leap is played by Ernie Hudson.
The cast is rounded out by Mason Alexander Park (Cowboy Bebop) as Ian, the chief architect of Quantum Leap’s AI program; newcomer Caitlin Bassett as Addison, a project leader who operates the state-of-the-art technology used to communicate with an individual traveling into the past; and Nanrisa Lee (Bosch) as Jenn, the head of security at Quantum Leap HQ.
Writing and producing the new series are Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt. They will be joined by the original Quantum Leap‘s creator, Don Bellisario, and EP/co-narrator, Deborah Pratt who will both serve as Executive Producers.
The new Quantum Leap series is being made for NBCs official streaming service Peacock.
(Source TV Line)
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