The Quantum Leap Sequel Series Casts Raymond Lee in Lead


 

The new Quantum Leap has found its lead star. Raymond Lee has been cast as the lead in NBC’s hourlong pilot reboot of the beloved 1990s sci-fi drama. He will play Dr. Ben Seong, a spiritual successor to Scott Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett from the original series. Lee’s Ben Seong is both a scientist and man of faith. He’s a world-renowned physicist working on a time-travel project known as Quantum Leap.

 

In the sequel series, 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.

 

 

Written and executive produced by La Brea EPs Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt and executive produced by Blindspot creator Martin Gero as well as Quantum Leap creator/EP Don Bellisario and EP/co-narrator Deborah Pratt, the follow-up series is set in present time though there is a nod to the original, which launched in 1989.

 

Using the Quantum Leap technology on himself, Ben Seong gets stuck in the late 1980s with amnesia, with the last part also reminiscent of Gero’s Blindspot.

 

NBC Greenlights Quantum Leap Sequel; Will it Be Sufficiently “Woke”?

 

Dean Stockwell has passed away, and while Scott Bakula has been in talks for a possible involvement, he is not attached to the project at this time. Like many fans of the original, Kneon of Clownfish TV is wondering why they’re making this series and how “woke” it may or may not be..

 

Now They're Coming for Quantum Leap.

 

via Deadline


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