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
90’s sci-fi seriesQuantum
getting a reboot at NBC. And now, we’ve got a better idea of what fans
can expect from the upcoming series.
Sam Beckett as he time-hopped through various eras by “leaping” into
the bodies of other people. The new series takes place in the same
universe, following a new team assembled to restart the Quantum Leap
casting currently underway for theNBC
pilot, let’s take a look at the characters bringing this
reboot to life.
LEAP – SERIES REGULARS
following characters are described as series regulars and key players
in the newQuantum
Ben Song– 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.
casting for Ben is complete: Raymond Lee!
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.
open-ethnicity casting for Addison calls for a woman in her 30s.
Leap’s nonbinary chief architect of the AI program, who prefers the
company of computers to that of other people.
open-ethnicity casting calls for a person in their 20s, and encourages
non-binary actors to submit.
“Magic” Williams –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
casting calls for a black man in his 60s.
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
addition to the series regular roles, the show is also casting the
following key guest stars:
A mysterious woman who was working with Ben in the present before his
leap through time, whose true motives remain unknown. The role is
described as a recurring guest spot, casting a white woman in her 40s.
A wife attempting to ask her husband for a divorce. Unfortunately, she
doesn’t realize Ben currently occupies her husband’s body. The
open-ethnicity casting calls for a woman in her late 30s.
ABOUT QUANTUM LEAP
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. Embracing the iconic series’
signature blend of humor, heart, and history, this reboot expands upon
the Quantum Leap universe, taking us on a thrilling journey across
space and time, exploring the timeless notion of what it’s like to walk
in another person’s shoes, and the enduring value of changing lives for
Leappilot begins in
Vancouver this March.
possible return ofQuantum
Leapis taking a
big step forward at NBC. The network has greenlit the sequel pilot to
the 1989 time-travel adventure-drama that ran for five seasons on the
synopsis reads, “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
description makes it sound like original series star Bakula is on
board. Nothing is official, but per sources, the actor may be involved.
teased “significant conversations”about
a revival were happening. “There’s very significant conversations about
it right now going on,” said Bakula, who played a physicist who
involuntarily time travels and fixes mistakes of the past by leaping
into the bodies of others. “I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know
who would have it. The rights were a mess for years. I don’t know if
they’re even sorted out now. That’s always been the biggest
Creator Don Bellisario is on board for
the revival as executive producer.
Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt (Gotham)
are showrunners. Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero are also executive
producers. The project is for series consideration next year and
produced by Universal Television.