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Quantum Leap making a return with Scott Bakula possibly returning

January 16th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Last September we reported that Quantum Leap star Scott Bakula believed a series return is looking pretty likely (here) and now it seems that he was right.

Yes, word is the hit sci-fi/time-traveling series from the 1980/1990s – which is still one of nerd TV’s greatest moments – could be set to return thanks to NBC.

The official synopsis reads: “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.”

The most exciting part of this is that it sounds like Project Quantum Leap is started up to find Dr Sam Beckett, played in the original by Bakula… does this mean the star could be returning? Man, that would be as big a return as Luke Skywalker for a lot of Leapers out there, myself included.

Origjnal creator Don Bellisario will be on board as an executive producer this time out. Gotham’s Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt will last as showrunners.

Man, I can’t believe it looks like Sam Beckett is returning. Of course, the joy of this news is dampened by the lost of original series co-star Dean Stockwell who played Sam’s best friend and connection to the present, Al Calavichi. Al was as important to the show as Sam and his presence will be greatly missed.

Any fans of Quantum Leap on here? Are you excited to hear it may be returning? Let me know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….