The popular time-traveling drama Quantum Leap could be making a comeback to NBC soon.
According to EW, the network has given a green light to a sequel to the 1989 sci-fi series, which originally aired for five seasons.
Scott Bakula played Dr. Sam Beckett, a scientist who, after being involved in a government experiment into time travel, finds himself trapped in the past and “leaping” into other people’s bodies to correct historical “mistakes,” all while attempting to return to his own life and era. Don Bellisario created the original Quantum Leap,
The hit series concluded somewhat controversially with the time-traveling Beckett failing to return to the present. The six-time Emmy award-winning program’s cast included Deborah Pratt and Dean Stockwell.
Details for the pilot are as follows: “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.”
We’ll have to wait and see whether Bakula will return. It’s possible, but sources say it’s too early to tell for sure.
Bellisario revealed that he had written a script for a movie, “I write things exactly the same way,” he said at the time. “I just start writing and I let them take me wherever it’s going to take me. I’m entertained the same way the audience is. So I just put Scott and Dean in my head, kind of rebooted them, and went from there.”
Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, and Martin Gero are among the executive producers. The pilot will be shopped for series consideration with Universal Television producing it.
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