NBC has announced the reboot of Quantum Leap will return for a second season! (No word yet whether actor Scott Bakula will return as the missing Dr. Sam Beckett).
In the new Quantum Leap, Dr. Ben Song, played by the tall, dark, and handsome Raymond Lee, has revived the Quantum Leap project started thirty years ago by Dr. Sam Beckett. Dr. Beckett, in the original show, was lost in time and never returned home. It’s hinted, but not yet confirmed, that Dr. Song may be attempting to find and rescue Dr. Beckett. Since Sam Beckett was played by Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise, whose most recent TV adventure, NCIS New Orleans has been cancelled, t would not be impossible for him to return to the rebooted show as a guest star.
The show features Cailin Bassett as Dr. Addison Augustine, Ben’s observer and fiancée, Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters franchise, Washingtonin Spacehunters: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone) as Herbert “Magic” Williams, the project director, and not coincidentally, a man Sam Beckett leapt into decades earlier, and Mason Alexander Park (Gren in Cowboy Bebop, Desire in The Sandman)as Dr. Ian Wright, the brilliant AI expert desperately trying to play catch up with the even more brilliant Ben Song. Georina Reilly has a recurring role as Janis Calavicci, Al’s daughter, who has her own agenda. Nanrisa Lee plays security chief Jenn Chou, a poacher turned gamekeeper. Deborah Pratt (Marella in Airwolf) is not only producer but voices the super-computer Ziggy. Ms. Pratt’s ex-husband, Donald P. Bellisario was the creator of the original Quantum Leap in 1989.
Lisa Katz, resident, Scripted Content, NBC Universal Television and Streaming, said “We’re leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life.”
Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions, Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.