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Quantum Leap is an American science-fiction television series developed by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, based on the original series of the same name that aired from 1989 to 1993. It premiered on NBC on September 19, 2022 and ended on February 20, 2024.

On December 12, 2022, it was announced that NBC had renewed the program for a second season. The series was reported to have been the best-ever drama launch on the streaming service Peacock and the #2 broadcast show of the season in the 18-49 demo.[1] On April 5, 2024, the series was cancelled after two seasons.

Premise[]

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 Dr. 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.

Cast[]

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Episodes[]

Main article: Episode List (2022)

Quantum Leap was ordered for a total of 12 episodes for the first season. Following the broadcast of the first three, NBC ordered an additional 6 episodes, for a total of 18. NBC was so confident in the revival they renewed the show for Season 2 in December 2022 prior to the first season's final airdate with filming beginning in February 2023.[2]

Production[]

Development[]

In September 2021, Scott Bakula, who played main character Sam Beckett in the original series, hinted that a reboot of the original Quantum Leap was being considered with original creator Donald P. Bellisario returning in some capacity. A pilot episode was ordered by NBC the following January with plans for writers Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt acting as showrunners with executive producer Martin Gero and original series producer and writer Deborah Pratt.[3] Helen Shaver was hired to direct the pilot episode and executive produce as well. NBC ordered the show to series in May after reviewing the pilot.[4]

After it received a full series order, Aadrita Mukerji and Dean Georgaris joined as additional executive producers, and Gero took over as showrunner while Lilien and Wynbrandt stayed with the series as executive producers. Thor Freudenthal directed a new pilot, with the original pilot scheduled to air later in the season. The decision not to launch the revival with the original pilot was to give the series a stronger introduction, and instead it is included as the sixth episode of the series with reshoots added for context.

In September 2022, Bakula confirmed that he was asked by producers to reprise his role as Sam Beckett in the revival. However, he ultimately decided not to be involved with the new series, stating via Instagram, "As the show has always been near and dear to my heart, it was a very difficult decision to pass on the project". After the first three episodes aired, NBC ordered six additional episodes, bringing the first season episode count to 18.

Casting[]

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On March 4, 2022, an announcement was made Raymond Lee was cast in the show, taking the lead role as Dr. Ben Song.[5] March 8, 2022 it was announced that Ernie Hudson would be joining the cast as Herbert "Magic" Williams.[6] The following day it was announced, Nanrisa Lee, Mason Alexander Park and Caitlin Bassett, making her television debut, would be filling out the cast as Jenn Chou, Ian Wright and Addison Augustine respectively.[7] On August 1, 2022, after being ordered to series, Georgina Reilly joined the cast in the recurring role of Janis Calavicci, the daughter of Al Calavicci from the original series.[8]

Trailers[]

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First Look : NBC
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Season 2 First Look : NBC
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Season 2 Official Trailer : NBC

Trivia[]

  • Some trailers for the show depict leaps that never appeared in the first season, including Ben as a glam rocker, a paratrooper, and NFL quarterback Joe Montana.

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