The Quantum Leap reboot has been picked up for a series by NBC.
Details include that the new series stars Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Seong, previously described as the "spiritual successor" to Scott Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett from the original series.
Lee took to Instagram to offer his enthusiasm: "According to Ziggy…"
It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished
Additional casting includes Mason Alexander Park as the non-binary character Ian, the chief architect of Quantum Leap’s AI program; Nanrisa Lee is playing Jenn the head of security at Quantum Leap headquarters; Caitlin Bassett is playing Addison the project lead at Quantum Leap HQ who operates state-of-the-art technology to communicate with an individual time traveling in the past; Ernie Hudson is playing Herbert “Magic” Williams, a Vietnam veteran and head of the time travel project at Quantum Leap; using a bit of politicking and his military know-how to keep the Pentagon at bay, Magic buys the team some time to rescue Ben but expects answers once he’s back.
The Quantum Leap reboot is also officially described as: 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.
The series is from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, with Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt serving as writers and executive producers; original creator Don Bellisario is also serving as executive producer with Deborah Pratt, and Martin Gero.
The Quantum Leap reboot is also said to be set in the present day and that Scott Bakula is not presently involved.