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NBC Moving Forward With Quantum Leap Sequel Pilot

January 15, 2022 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Quantum Leap

Time to leap back into the 1990s. Entertainment Weekly reports that NBC has given a greenlight to a pilot for a Quantum Leap sequel that will be set thirty years after the original.

The original series ran for five seasons from 1989 to 1994. It was created by Don Bellisario. The original series followed Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), a scientist who becomes trapped in the past when a time travel experiment goes wrong. He finds he is able to leap into the bodies of others in different time periods, and can only leave when once he sets right what once went wrong. The series was cancelled before a conclusion could be filmed, and as a result Sam never returned home. It also starred the late Dean Stockwell and Deborah Pratt.

Fans have been wanting a sequel series for years, and there had been announcements of sequels over the years, with the earliest in 2002 from the Sci-Fi Channel.

NBC said of the new series: “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.

It’s unknown of Bakula will be involved at this time, but he has expressed interest in returning to that world in the past. Bellisario will serve as an executive producer, along with Pratt, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, and Martin Gero. The pilot will be produced by Universal Television and will be up for series consideration next year.

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