It’s been rumored for awhile now, but NBC confirmed today that they’re going ahead with a pilot for a reboot of Quantum Leap. The 1990s series was a success and ran for five seasons. It starred Scott Bakula and the late Dean Stockwell. Now, La Brea co-showrunners Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt are handling the show with original creator Don Bellisario. The new series is set in the present day with a new cast. Dr. Sam Beckett (Bakula) has disappeared and a new group is starting up the Quantum Leap project.

Beckett’s disappearance is explained by the fact that Bakula is currently not signed on for the reboot. According to sources, he is aware of the reboot and has had conversations about getting involved with it. Dean Stockwell, who was the co-lead on the original series passed away last November at the age of 85.

Fans of the original series are sure to be disappointed by the news that Scott Bakula isn’t currently involved. NBC and Universal have tried to reboot Quantum Leap at various points but this is the first successful pitch they’ve had. We’ll have to see how the studio handles Stockwell and Bakula not being on this series.

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Source: NBC Universal

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