Quantum Leap’s long-rumored return has taken an enormous leap towards changing into a actuality. NBC has given a pilot order to a reboot of the beloved Nineteen Nineties sci-fi sequence, which starred Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell.
Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt
Written/govt produced by La Brea co-showrunners Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt and govt produced by Blindspot creator Martin Gero in addition to Quantum Leap creator/EP Don Bellisario and EP/co-narrator Deborah Pratt, the followup sequence is ready in current time. It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett (Bakula) stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now a brand new staff has been assembled to restart the mission within the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the person who created it.
Bakula shouldn’t be at the moment connected to the brand new Quantum Leap to reprise his position or produce however is conscious of the reboot and has had conversations about getting doubtlessly concerned. Bakula’s co-lead on the unique sequence, Dean Stockwell, died in November at age 85.
The pilot is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, with Lilien and Wynbrandt exec producing for his or her I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Bellisario for his Belisarius Productions and Gero through his Quinn’s House Productions.
The authentic NBC sequence, which aired 97 episodes from 1989-93 featured Bakula’s physicist and inadvertent Sam Beckett time-hop by means of varied eras by “leaping” into the our bodies of different individuals. Stockwell performed Sam Beckett’s sidekick, Admiral Al Calavicci, who appeared as a hologram to information him by means of the weekly adventures.
Quantum Leap is likely one of the marquee titles within the Universal TV library, whose reboot has been a precedence for years and tried a number of occasions so far.
Bakula final fall instructed the late Bob Saget on his podcast that there have been “very significant conversations” a few Quantum Leap reboot.
“The rights were a mess for years. I don’t know if they’re even sorted out now. That’s always been the biggest complication,” he mentioned again then, including that he had spoken sometimes to sequence creator Bellisario through the years a few potential comeback, “and he would always say, ‘I can’t write it without thinking of you and Dean.’”
Lilien and Wynbrandt function govt producers and co-showrunners alongside creator/showrunner David Appelbaum on the NBC/Uni TV drama sequence La Brea. They beforehand created, govt produced and served as showrunners on dramedy God Friended Me, which ran for 2 seasons on CBS, with the duo directing the sequence finale. They had been honored with the 2019 Humanitas Prize for his or her work on the sequence. The pair additionally co-created Fox’s Alcatraz. They are repped by Range Media Partners and lawyer Todd Rubenstein at Morris Yorn.