Quantum Leap restart is in progress

It seems like Quantum leap will return to our screens in a new reboot.

According to Hollywood journalist, the upcoming reboot of the classic sci-fi series Quantum Leap has been given the green light for a pilot episode from NBC.

“It’s been 30 years since Dr Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) entered the Quantum Leap accelerator and disappeared,” the official synopsis read. “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.”

The description indicates that a whole new team will launch the Quantum Leap project, but Scott Bakula could return as well.

There has been no official announcement regarding Bakula’s involvement, but the 67-year-old actor has previously revealed that talks were underway.

“There are some very important conversations going on about it right now,” Bakula said. “I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. Rights have been a mess for years. I don’t even know if they are fixed now. This has always been the biggest complication.

The Quantum Leap starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a physicist who created a time machine that allowed the user to travel through time in their own lifetime. After finding himself adrift in the Quantum Leap machine with no way to get home, Dr. Beckett decides to fix what went wrong… hoping his next jump would be home.

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The series also starred Dean Stockwell as Al, a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and friend (and assistant) of Dr. Beckett, as well as Deborah Pratt voicing Ziggy, the conscious computer system that runs Project Quantum Leap. .

Quantum Leap creator Don Bellisario is on board for the reboot as executive producer alongside Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt will be the showrunners.

So far only one pilot has been ordered and, if successful, the project will go into serial review next year.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow it on Twitter.

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