“It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) 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.” Those are words from the synopsis to an upcoming Quantum Leap revival/sequel.
The possibility of a Quantum Leap revival has been greenlit at NBC with a possible return of original star Scott Bakula. Bakula recently spoke about these possibilities last September and had some pretty vague, yet interesting things to say.
“There’s very significant conversations about it right now going on, I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. 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.”
Said Bakula when asked about the revival rumors. The only question that remains is will Bakula and Dean Stockwell return?
Creator Don Bellisario is on board for the revival as executive producer. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt (Gotham) are showrunners. Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero are also executive producers. The project is for series consideration next year and produced by Universal Television.
The original series aired from 1989 to 1993 which starred Dean Stockwell and Scott Buakula who played a physicist who involuntarily time travels and fixes mistakes of the past by leaping into the bodies of others. Despite the series winning multiple Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a drama series, the show was almost cancelled after only 3 seasons due to low ratings. Thanks to the fans and a letter writing campaign, the series went on for two more seasons.