It would appear that NBC has greenlit the reboot.

“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.”


They are pretty sure Bakula is involved.

If NBC likes the pilot, the project is set for series production in 2023, presumably premiering in the Fall.


I don't know how many of you are familiar with the show, but I last episode - while good - was heartbreaking and left fans feeling abandoned.

I can see Dean Stockwell in my head furiously punching the buttons on that hand-held device while holding a fat cigar between his firs5 two fingers.

Is anyone else as excited as I am about this? Or is this just going to add to the reboot fatigue?


Three Replies to Quantum Leap Reboot

Matthew Preston | January 14, 2022
Oh snap, this is the first I've heard about it. And yes, I am excited as well! As long as Ziggy makes the same weird screams when the "Al" equivalent hits it, It'll be a win in my book. I had no idea how old Dean Stockwell was. He died at 85.

And I agree with you on the final episode. It was a show about science that ended on spirituality. Felt like a betrayal at the time to me, but like many things, it was the worst finale "so far" when I watched it back in the day. There have been many worse stinkers/betrayal of endings since then (Sopranos/Seinfeld/Angel/Roseanne/Game of Thrones, and honorable mentions to St. Elsewhere/Lost, even though I never watched those).

Side note: I just found a site that had this to say: The series ended with a post-script: “Dr. Sam Becket never returned home.” Yes, the show ended by misspelling its lead character’s last name wrong.

Evie Totty | January 14, 2022
So wrong on so many levels.

Scott Hardie | January 15, 2022
Didn't that show get cancelled several times? I really liked the original series finale, where Al reunites with the wife he lost during the Vietnam War. Such a sweet note to end on. But the show got revived once or twice, and grew increasingly cheesy as it went on.

Someone online suggested that Matt Berry be cast in the new role equivalent to Al, and I'd like to see that.

Here's predicting that the reboot plays more aggressively with the idea of a multiverse created by timeline changes, since that's the flavor of the month in entertainment right now.


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