1980s Sci-Fi Series ‘Quantum Leap’ Is Getting a Reboot… Sort Of

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The sci-fi series Quantum Leap premiered in 1989 and ran through 1993, starring Scott Bakula in the lead role.
His character was able to time jump, landing in other people’s bodies and helping sort out whatever conundrum they were facing.
All the while, he was working to make it back home to his life and his… body.

It appears there’s a sequel series in the works, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
We say, “sort of,” as at this point, NBC has scheduled a pilot episode vs. an entire season.
Typically, the pilot is a test-run to see how it’s received and if an entire season will be greenlit.
While it still may be tentative, we are psyched to hear that there are conversations happening.
It’s not just chatter, there’s a synopsis for the reboot, which reads: “It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett (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.”
Last year, Bakula talked to THR about the series getting a second life, saying, “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.”
It sounds like the rights have been sorted out, with NBC stepping in to kick things off.
And, it also sounds like Bakula may be returning to the series, but it’s not 100 percent confirmed.
Even so, there is a lot to think about. We hope this does come to fruition, sooner than later.
Are you itching to go back and re-watch Quantum Leap?