Watch The Quantum Leap Trailer

Fans, rejoice: The highly-anticipated sequel series to Quantum Leap will be airing on NBC this fall! The original show ran from 1989 to 1993 and told the story of Sam Beckett, a scientist who finds himself trapped in time after a botched experiment, forcing him to leap from body to body. The new Quantum Leap sequel takes place 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett disappears into the Quantum Leap accelerator and centers around a new character, Dr. Ben Song, played by Raymond Lee. 

Dr. Song has ultimately been tasked with leading a new team to uncover the mysteries surrounding the original experiment and missing scientist Dr. Sam Beckett. The series will also star Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Nanrisa Lee, and Mason Alexander Park. 

Fans of the original Quantum Leap are in for a few surprises, including the return of some original characters and the continuation of the most popular plot points. Hudson, known for his role in the HBO series Oz, plays Herbert “Magic” Williams, a character introduced in Season 3 of the original show. As a Vietnam War veteran, Magic utilizes his strategic military and political negotiation tactics to keep the Quantum Leap Project moving forward. 

The new series also reimagines Admiral Al Calavicci as Addison, another important member of the Quantum Leap team who maintains communication with anyone on an active time-travel mission. Star Trek: Picard actor Nanrisa Lee is slated to play Jenn, the head of security for the highly-classified project, and Cowboy Bebop  actor Mason Alexander Park is taking on the role of Ian, the lead architect for Quantum Leap’s A.I. technology. 

Quantum Leap premieres Monday, September 19 at 10/9c on NBC, streaming next day on Peacock.

 

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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