Fans of Quantum Leap have a reason to celebrate. Series star Scott Bakula has confirmed that talks are underway for a possible reboot of the series, which originally ran on NBC for five seasons (1989-1993).
During a chat on Bob Saget’s podcast, Bakula didn’t reveal everything that he knows but he did say there’s a chance that the series could be brought back. Here is what he had to say:
“There’s very significant conversations about it right now going on. I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. The rights were a mess for years. I don’t know if they’re even sorted out now. That’s always been the biggest complication.”
Universal TV produced the original series which could explain the issues with the rights over the years. Bakula did mention that he has had many conversations over the years with creator Donald P. Bellisario about bringing the show back.
“And he would always say, ‘I can’t write it without thinking of you and Dean [Stockwell].’ I said, ‘Just think about me and Dean and write your show. Get it out there. If you have an idea, just write it. I am sure it will be great. I don’t know what that idea would be if we did.”
Quantum Leap starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a physicist who involuntarily leaps through spacetime during experiments in time travel, by temporarily taking the place of other people to correct what he consistently discovers were historical mistakes. Dean Stockwell co-starred as Admiral Al Calavicci, Sam’s womanizing, cigar-smoking companion and best friend, who appears to him as a hologram and researches and shapes his opinions of the past. The series started slowly in the ratings and its timeslot was often moved but the show performed well in the 18-49 demographic. The final episode was watched by 13 million total viewers.
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