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‘Quantum Leap’ Reboot Reveals Extended Plot

The synopsis confirms the replacement for the late Dean Stockwell and that Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson is in charge.

‘Quantum Leap’ Reboot Reveals Extended Plot

NBC has released the official plot synopsis for the Quantum Leap reboot and announced the premiere date of September 19 with episodes airing Mondays at 10pm EST.

The description below reveals that Caitlin Bassett as Addison is indeed the replacement for the late Dean Stockwell and that Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson is in charge.

Below you can also check out images from the pilot episode of the diverse and non-binary cast that were previously released.

The series star, Raymond Lee, is also featured in Top Gun: Maverick, who has previously been described as the “spiritual successor” to Scott Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett from the original series.

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Quantum Leap plot synopsis:

“It’s been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has been assembled to restart the project in hope of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.

Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. At Ben’s side throughout his leaps is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear. She’s a decorated Army veteran who brings level-headed precision to her job.

At the helm of the highly confidential operation is Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson), a no-nonsense career military man who has to answer to his bosses who won’t be happy once they learn about the breach of protocol. The rest of the team at headquarters includes Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), who runs the Artificial Intelligence unit “Ziggy,” and Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee), who heads up digital security for the project.

As Ben leaps from life to life, putting right what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on a thrilling journey. However, Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn know that if they are going to solve the mystery of Ben’s leap and bring him home, they must act fast or lose him forever.

Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt will write and executive produce. Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero executive produce.

Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, will produce in association with I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Belisarius Productions and Quinn’s House Productions.”

Quantum Leap images:

Quantum Leap reboot
Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Seong

 

Quantum Leap reboot
Ernie Hudson as Herbert “Magic” Williams, Nanrisa Lee as Jenn, Mason Alexander Park as Ian, Caitlin Bassett as Addison

 

Quantum Leap reboot
Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Seong

 

Quantum Leap reboot
Caitlin Bassett as Addison, Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Seong

(Photos by: Serguei Bachlakov/NBC)