NBC has given the green light to the long-awaited return of the 1989 science fiction television series “Quantum Leap,” which starred Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell in the lead roles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is developing the pilot for the sequel to the 1989 time travel adventure drama that ran for five seasons on the network.
Reportedly, Scott Bakula may also be involved in the project, which is set 30 years after the original series. The synopsis for the series obtained by The Hollywood Reporter read, “It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) walked into the Quantum Leap accelerator and disappeared. Now a new team has been assembled to restart the project in hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.”
Back in September, Bakula himself teased “important conversations” about a revival were taking place. “There are very important conversations going on about it right now. I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. The rights have been a mess for years. I don’t know if they would are even fixed now. That’s always been the biggest complication,” said Bakula, who played a physicist who unwittingly travels back in time and corrects past mistakes by jumping into other people’s bodies.
Creator Don Bellisario is on board for the revival as executive producer. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt (Gotham) are the showrunners. Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero are also executive producers. The project is for consideration for the series next year and produced by Universal Television. (ANI)
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