NBC Sets a Date For the Quantum Leap Revival, and Shares the Synopsis
Nearly three decades ago, Quantum Leap‘s five season run on NBC came to a conclusion with Dr. Sam Beckett still somewhere out there in time. This fall, the show will live again as a sequel series that picks up on threads from the original program. Via Deadline, NBC has announced that the Quantum Leap revival series will premiere on September 19. Additionally, the network shared a new synopsis for the series that sheds some light on the show’s hero, Dr. Ben Seong (Raymond Lee).
“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.
Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. At Ben’s side throughout his leaps is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear. She’s a decorated Army veteran who brings level-headed precision to her job.
At the helm of the highly confidential operation is Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson), a no-nonsense career military man who has to answer to his bosses who won’t be happy once they learn about the breach of protocol. The rest of the team at headquarters includes Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), who runs the Artificial Intelligence unit ‘Ziggy,’ and Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee), who heads up digital security for the project.”
Magic was actually a character on the original series in season 3, when Sam leapt into Magic’s life to save his brother, Tom Beckett, during the Vietnam War. However, it’s unlikely that Magic knows about the connection he has with Sam’s leap through time.
Scott Bakula was reportedly in talks with the producers of the Quantum Leap revival. But for now, there’s no word on whether Bakula will have any involvement with the new series.
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