Perhaps you could call this “the leap home.”
For those of with you with memories that extend past the day’s news-cycle, you may recall that ye olde intrepid pop culture pundit reported a short time back on a proposed revival series to the 1989-’93 NBC series Quantum Leap. Always endeavoring to keep all of our True Believers in the loop, entertainment-wise, we’re happy to bring this update on creator Donald P. Bellisario’s beloved fan-favorite series courtesy of our The Time Tunnel aficionados over at The Hollywood Reporter.
A year shy of being off the television airwaves for thirty years, Quantum Leap is coming back in a big way to its original programming home of NBC, word ‘round campfire tells us. Described as an actual sequel to the original series which starred stalwart actors Scott Bakula and the much missed Dean Stockwell, the new show was handed an official series order from NBC and will star Raymond Lee of Here and Now and The Lost City fame.
What sort of new time shenanigans can we expect from the 2022 version of Quantum Leap? Our sources indicate that the new storyline will follow a team of erstwhile space and time continuum adventurers who have been tasked with restarting the Quantum Leap project. The end-goal (and a plotline which will surely lead into a return by original star Scott Bakula) is to figure out the mysteries within the time machine and the man who brought it to life three decades since Dr. Sam Beckett (Bakula for all of you Quantum Leap newbies) walked into the accelerator and pulled a vanishing act worthy of Jimmy Hoffa.
For any of you longtime fans concerned with the revival series passing the so-called smell test, fear not: the visionary who breathed existence and life into the original Quantum Leap – aforementioned Don Bellisario – is apparently on-hand to oversee these new adventures. He’ll also be executive producing alongside cohorts Lilien and Wynbrandt, Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero (Blindspot).
Starring alongside Raymond Lee will be fellow actors Caitlin Bassett, Ernie Hudson, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee. Although not currently attached to the Quantum Leap revival, we’ll bet our left eyeteeth that actor Scott Bakula (who is busy these days with his own pilot for a series entitled Unbroken) will be around before too long for at least a one or two episode guest spot.
No official word on when Quantum Leap will officially premiere, but you’ve got to know Dear and Constant Reader that we’ll keep you posted with any and all bits of news we get on this as it rolls into our hallowed offices!