NBC has greenlit the Quantum Leap sequel pilot with original star Scott Bakula, who played Dr. Sam Beckett, possibly involved with the project though nothing is set in stone, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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The synopsis for the sequel pilot reads: “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.”
The original sci-fi drama adventure series, also starring Dean Stockwell, ran from 1989-1993 and won six Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes.
The outlet notes Bakula had teased last September that there had been conversations about a revival, 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.”
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Creator Don Bellisario will executive produce the sequel pilot with Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt (Gotham) serving as showrunners. Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero will also executive produce. The project is produced by Universal Television.