See Raymond Lee travel back in time in the first look at the Quantum Leap reboot

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Fans of quantum leap won’t have long to wait for NBC’s reboot to hit their screens. The Quantum Leap podcast is creating even more hype, as they just released a quick clip from the upcoming series. In the clip, we see Dr. Ben Seong (Raymond Lee) dive into 1986 Los Angeles and take charge of a female rock star’s body. Check out the quick clip below:

The quantum leap reboot will act as a sequel to the original series, which ran from 1989 to 1993. The original series starred Scott Bakula as a physicist, Dr. Sam Beckett, who jumps to different periods taking control of someone’s body in correcting a historical error. The revival will take place three decades after the original. A team, including physicist Ben Seong, is assembled to study the Quantum Leap accelerator and uncover the mysteries of the machine and the man who created it. While it hasn’t been announced if Scott Bakula will return to the revival, it looks promising that he might consider the series at some point. Since his character mysteriously disappeared, it would be an exciting story element for Ben Song to find him.

The quantum leap reboot has a cast of characters alongside Raymond Lee’s Ben Seong. His team will consist of an unpragmatic army veteran named Addison (Caitlin Bassett), the chief architect responsible for the Quantum Leap project’s AI unit called “Ziggy” Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), and digital security manager Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee). Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson) leads the operation, a sensible military man. The story begins when Ben makes an unauthorized jump for unknown reasons, seeking to right some wrong. The series should feature Ben jumping into many new periods and people, creating a diverse and exciting story.

If the quantum leap reboot is gaining ground in the ratings, we could see the birth of a new franchise. Executive producer Deborah M. Pratt, who starred in the original series and produced and wrote many episodes, has declared her interest in pursuing spin-off shows and tie-in movies. This is excellent news for those disappointed with the original series ending. Fans will recall that the series wasn’t given a definitive ending. The finale left fans hanging with a cliffhanger in the form of a title card stating that Beckett never went home. It seems likely that this reboot would correct a historical error and give fans some closure on Beckett’s fate.

One thing is sure if the new quantum leap reboot doesn’t get a big enough audience for NBC to greenlight more seasons, we probably won’t get any movies or spinoffs at all. We may not even know Beckett’s fate if this plot point is not revealed in the first season. If you are a quantum leap fan and want to see plenty more, tune in for the NBC premiere. The pilot is set to air on Monday, September 19.

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