Meet your new Quantum Leap project lead physicist, Raymond Lee!

Lee has been cast as Dr. Ben Seong, the spiritual successor to Scott Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett from the original Quantum Leap series.

Dr. Seong is a first-generation American, a world-renowned physicist, and a man of faith. He’s also working on Quantum Leap, a time travel project. But when he uses the project on himself, he’s transported back to the late 80s and struck with a bout of amnesia – forgetting what made him time travel in the first place.

The upcoming NBC reboot picks up 30 years after Dr. Beckett vanished into the Quantum Leap accelerator. Now, a new team will restart the project in hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. 

The series comes from Blindspot creator Martin Gero, as well as original Quantum Leap creator/EP Don Bellisario and EP/co-narrator Deborah Pratt. It is written and executive produced by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.

Lee currently stars as a series regular on AMC’s Kevin Can F*** Himself. He also appeared in HBO Max’s Made for Love, Fox’s Prodigal Son, and Prime Video’s Mozart in the Jungle, among others. He will next appear in the feature film Top Gun: Maverick.

So, what do you think of Lee leading Quantum Leap? (Unfortunately, it looks like none of our fan casts for the role made the cut.) Let us know in the comments below.

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Source: Deadline

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