2022 QUANTUM LEAP Series News & Information





See our Episode Guide for 1989-1993 & 2022 episode lineup (tentative)

The new Pilot Episode & potential Episode 3

With production photos, videos, and cast information.






Screencaps from the Quantum Leap flash teaser here!
Thanks to tinaalsgirl and the Quantum Leap Podcast.

Watch the teaser here!








A note from Raymond Lee, star of Quantum Leap, to all the Leapers:

Brian:
"
You have to be on cloud nine, the lead on the new Quantum Leap! Anything you'd like to say to fans...?"

Ray:

"Hey Brian, very nice to meet you and cloud nine is right! I’m very appreciative of the support and we are working very hard to not only make a show that honors the original but a show that can capture the hearts of new audiences and bring a rollicking good time to television screens week in and week out."





Comic Con 2022:

Photo op stage and banner






Pilot photo from Comic Con 2022

Dr. Ben Song gains access within the Project using a handprint reader.




7/11/2022 Source: nbc.com/quantum-leap

Official Synopsis:

It's been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has been assembled to restart the project in hope 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. As Ben leaps from life to life, putting right what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on a thrilling journey. However, Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn know that if they are going to solve the mystery of Ben's leap and bring him home, they must act fast or lose him forever. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt will write and executive produce. Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero executive produce. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, will produce in association with I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Belisarius Productions and Quinn's House Productions.




7/1/2022
Watch the first teaser trailer (thanks to the Quantum Leap Podcast) here!




6/29/2022 

Quantum Leap will air its' first new episode on Monday, September 19th at 10pm on NBC!



6/23/2022 Source: thathashtagshow.com

Quantum Leap is shooting a NEW pilot episode at network request! Bit of a shakeup happening. This does NOT mean the former pilot episode featuring the San Francisco earthquake we previously reported on will never be shown. Just not yet...

From That Hashtag Show:

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. 

Leading the new Quantum Leap project is Dr. Ben Song. Ben is a first-generation American, a world-renowned physicist, and a man of faith. One of the key scenes in the pilot episode is Ben’s engagement party. His fiance is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), a witty, fearless ex-military operative. When Ben uses the Quantum Leap project on himself, disappearing into the past, Addison takes over the technology to communicate with the past. 

In addition to the engagement party, the pilot episode will also feature a major heist. A group of criminals attempt to break into the Smithsonian to nab the ultimate prize: the Hope Diamond. It’s not a crime totally motivated by greed though; one of the thieves just wants to make enough money to afford life-saving surgery for his wife.

While NBC has already found it's series leads, casting is currently underway for supporting roles for the pilot episode. These include several guests at the engagement party, at least one of the criminals involved in the heist, and the ill wife, among others.



NBC has given QUANTUM LEAP a SERIES order! 

Season One will air this fall 2022 on Mondays at 10pm EST on NBC!
Get ready to Leap again, folks! First look images from Deadline.com:

 










QUANTUM LEAP – SERIES REGULARS


Dr. Ben Song
(Portrayed by Raymond Lee)
– Ben is a first-generation American, a world-renowned physicist, and a man of faith. He’s also working on Quantum Leap, a time travel project. But when he uses the project on himself, he’s transported back to the late 80s and struck with a bout of amnesia – forgetting what made him time travel in the first place.


Addison
(Portrayed by Caitlin Bassett) – Addison is a smart, witty, fearless ex-military operative who now serves as a project lead at Quantum Leap HQ. She’s in charge of the technology they use to communicate with the past, and tries to rescue Ben from his time-flung existence. Addison is the Observer.


Ian Wright (Portrayed by Mason Alexander Park) – Quantum Leap’s nonbinary chief architect of the AI program, who prefers the company of computers to that of other people.

Herbert “Magic” Williams (Portrayed by Ernie Hudson) – A Vietnam vet and current head of the time travel project at Quantum Leap. Herbert “Magic” Williams uses his no-nonsense personality and aura of control to keep the Pentagon at bay while the team tries to rescue Ben.

Jenn (Portrayed by Nanrisa Lee) – Head of security at Quantum Leap HQ. Described as quirky but formidable, she makes it her mission to figure out how Ben could have both leapt back in time and erased all evidence of the leap in the future.






RECURRING CAST

Janis (Portrayed by Georgina Reilly) – A mysterious woman who was working with Ben in the present before his leap through time, whose true motives remain unknown. 



 


SYNOPSIS

It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) 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.

Leading the new Quantum Leap project is Dr. Ben Song (Raymond Lee). Ben is a first-generation American, a world-renowned physicist, and a man of faith. His fiance is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), a witty, fearless, decorated Army veteran who brings level-headed precision to her job. 

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, who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear.

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.

As Ben leaps from life to life, putting right what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on a thrilling journey. However, Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn know that if they are going to solve the mystery of Ben’s leap and bring him home, they must act fast or lose him forever.

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*The setting of the initial leap (new pilot episode) is during an attempted heist of the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian.

*The setting of another leap (former pilot episode) is during the 1989 San Fransisco earthquake.



Scraps of knowledge currently available:

"…we are going to see Ben leap into the middle of an historical event. Ben is not there to change anything about the outcome (…) but that historical event is the backdrop of the episode”

“The heart of this show is exactly the same in so many ways. And the domestic quality, if you will, of the leaps, I think is going to be something that we continue to see that that these are real people, everyday people”

The Project will be shown just as much as the past

It’s an ensemble show – “everyone has a pretty heavy role to play”

“Being lost in time is going to be a result of [Ben] leaping prematurely”

Ziggy is in the series: “they are offline at the beginning of the pilot, but we won’t go into any detail… eventually, Ziggy boots up” and will be providing information: “we can confirm that there are some some lines of dialogue that involve percentages of chances.”

“Ian [Wright] will probably have a lot to do with Ziggy.” – pointing out what the character description says he ‘prefers the company of computers to that of other people.’

There is going to be a handlink: “It was described to us by the observer as a smartphone on steroids. And it’s colorful.”

Sam and Al are part of the story: “they are going to establish in the pilot that Al passed away a few months before the events of the pilot.” Sam, meanwhile, is mentioned “numerous times”, and the new pilot “is absolutely a sequel.”

About Magic: “it’ll be really interesting to see the direction that they take that character, because obviously, there’s only so much that he’s going to get to do in the pilot (…) in future episodes there’s there’s a lot of stuff they could explore."

“You, you fan of the classic series, you’re in good hands, because the producers love, love the old show. And while they are branching off, and they’re doing something new, they are going to treat our old characters and the old feel of the show with love.”





PRODUCTION PHOTOS (Untitled Earthquake episode) AKA former Pilot Episode

 









PRODUCTION VIDEOS

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PRODUCTION CREDITS (Untitled Earthquake episode) AKA former Pilot Episode

Writer: Steven Lilien
Writer: Bryan Wynbrandt
Director: Helen Shaver
Assistant Director: Warren Hanna
Second Assistant Director: Paul Kalkman
Second Assistant Director: Dan Mansfield
Third Assistant Director: Cassie Turgeon
Trainee AE: Shubham Chhabra

Cinematographer: Jimmy Lindsey, ASC

Executive Producer for I Have an Idea! Entertainment:
Steven Lilien

Executive Producer for I Have an Idea! Entertainment:
Bryan Wynbrandt

Executive Producer for Quinn’s House Productions:
Martin Gero

Executive Producer for Belisarius Productions:
Donald P. Bellisario

Executive Producer: Deborah Pratt 
Executive Producer: Helen Shaver
Producer: Ryan Lindenberg
Line Producer: John G. Lenic
Casting Director: Kamala Thomas
Casting Director: Candice Elizinga
Extras Casting: Sandra Ken Freeman
Production Manager: Kathy Houghton
Production Co-ordinator: Corinne Buffel
Location Manager: John Alexander
Assistant Location Manager: Robin MacDonald
Assistant Location Manager: Jason Snyman
Location Supervisor: W Robert "Fluffy" Millar
Location Supervisor: Kassandra Rockandel
PA: Alexander Durand
PA: Bethany Walker
PA: Nick Wilkenson
Office PA: Gurpreet Dhaliwal
Focus: 'Daryl' and 'Herb'
Boom Operator: 'Chris' and 'Alex'
Unknown Crew: Meg Fister
Production Designer: Margot Ready
Hair: Debra Johnson
Property Master: Dean Richards Wiancko
Production Sound Mixer: Kristian Bailey
Rigging Grip: Scott Andrew Armstrong
A Cam Dolly Grip: Ema Mac Duff
Casting Associates: Melanie J. Brown, Feyannie Hung
Casting Assistant: Chloe Curran
Set Designer: Joanne Smith-Wong
Costume Designer: TBC.

A GEP Quantum, Inc. Production
Network: NBC




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