‘Quantum Leap’ Returns!

The official announcement for the future of the series has come

NBC has placed an order for the new “Quantum Leap” project for a full season. “Quantum Leap”, the sequel to the NBC series of the same name that ran from 1989 to 1993, is the new character Dr. Raymond Lee, described as a world-renowned physicist and man of faith. He’ll have Ben Seong in his center. Dr. 30 years after Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula in the original series) stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and disappeared, he will assemble a new team to reboot the project in hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.

NBC announced in January that it had placed a pilot order for “Quantum Leap.” Along with Lee, the cast includes Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Nanrisa Lee and Mason Alexander Park. Hudson plays Herbert Magic Williams, played by Christopher Kirby, in the Season 3 episode of the original series titled The Leap Home Part 2. Magic, Vietnam veteran and head of the Quantum Leap project. He uses his political and military knowledge to keep the Pentagon at bay as his team works to save Ben.

Caitlin Bassett plays Addison, the project leader at Quantum Leap headquarters who uses cutting-edge technology to communicate with an individual who has traveled in the past. It will likely turn out to be similar to how he communicated with Admiral Al Calavicci (Dean Stockwell) via a hologram in the original series. Nanrisa Lee plays Jenn, Quantum Leap’s head of security, while Mason Alexander Park plays Ian, the lead architect of Quantum Leap’s AI.

Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt serve as writers and executive producers. Executive producers also include original Quantum Leap creator Donald P. Bellisario through Belisarius Productions, Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero for Quinn’s House Productions. Universal Television will produce, and Gero is currently at the studio under a general agreement.

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