Rumors were brewing last year about a Quantum Leap reboot in the works nothing was ever confirmed. Until today. NBC has ordered a pilot for a Quantum Leap sequel series which is infinitely more exciting than a reboot.
The original science fiction series ran from 1989 to 1993 and was a huge hit. OG fans still reminisce about the show. It was exciting, funny, and featured quite a bit of social commentary. In other words, great sci-fi. Scott Bakula starred as Dr. Sam Beckett, a physicist who time hops into other people’s bodies to correct mistakes in history. The late Dean Stockwell played Al Calavicci, a holographic companion to Beckett that only he can see.
According to Variety, in this new interation, it’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now a new team has been assembled to restart the project in the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.
Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt are writing the pilot for NBC. Unfortunately, as of now, Bakula is not attached to the series however, Deadline reports that he has had conversations about getting involved if the show gets picked up. Old school fans would certainly love to see a cameo if the show gets ordered to series.