The new Quantum Leap reboot has found its leading man. Deadline is reporting that Raymond Lee has been cast in the leading role in the new Quantum Leap pilot. Lee will portray Dr. Ben Seong, the “spiritual successor” of Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), the original time traveler on the series.
Within the reboot/revival series, Seong is described as both “a world-renowned physicist” and also “a man of faith.” The potential show takes place 30 years after Sam disappeared into the time travel machine he created: the Quantum Leap accelerator. Seong will initially be a member of the new team, before eventually using the accelerator to go back to the past.
According to to the report, ” Ben Seong gets stuck in the late 1980s with amnesia.” But there’s no mention about whether someone on his team can communicate with him in the form of a hologram, like the late Dean Stockwell’s Al.
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Lee’s previous credits include Scandal, Made of Love, Prodigal Son, Mozart in the Jungle, and Here and Now. He is also a series regular on AMC’s Kevin Can F*** Himself.
Bakula has had negotiations to take part in the new series, but he is currently not attached to it.
La Brea‘s Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt are writing and executive producing the new Quantum Leap pilot. Martin Gero, Deborah Pratt, and Quantum Leap creator Don Bellisario are also executive producing the revival.
The Quantum Leap revival will at least have a pilot episode before NBC makes decision about whether to order a new series.
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