NBC’s Quantum Leap Reboot Gets a Full Series Order

Raymond Lee in the first look at the Quantum Leap reboot.

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There has been hope for quite some time that the sci-fi cult classic Quantum Leap starring Scott Bakula and the the late Dean Stockwell would have some sort of sequel. Creator Donald Bellisario scripted a movie meant to pick up where the series left off, and news late last year started whirling from NBC and tried a Restart by the series† After filming the pilot in January, NBC has decided to go ahead and give it a full-series order.

Revealed by Deadline on Friday the reboot will be picked up in modern times and continue where the original jump stopped. At the end of the fifth and final season, Bakula’s time-traveling leader, Dr. Sam Beckett, learned that his quest to travel through time and right various wrongs throughout history by jumping into other people’s bodies would be an eternal quest, or at least until everyone saw it that secret ending† At the restart a new team led by means of Raymond Lee’s Kevin can fuck himself dr. Ben Seong is put together in hopes of revealing the secrets of Beckett and his Quantum Leap accelerator. Joining Lee in the series includes: Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park, Ernie Hudson and Narisa Lee.

Although it seems like the new Quantum Leap would be about finding a way to bring Beckett back, it doesn’t look like the character’s return is in the cards. Bakula serves as one of the executive producers of the reboot alongside Bellisario, but he also stars in unbroken, another drama for NBC hoping to receive its own pickup and will air in November during the fall mid-season should that happen† With a full series order in the works, the new Quantum Leap expected to air immediately after The voice, and will be one of many shows that air at the beginning of the TV season in the fall. All we have to do now is wait for our first look at this new take on the beloved series.


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