33 years ago, in 1989, the original Quantum Leap hit the air and for five seasons we followed Dr. Sam Beckett through time as he tried to get back home. Now, physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee) will follow in Beckett’s footsteps–literally–in the upcoming Quantum Leap revival. Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming series.
This isn’t a reboot, but rather a continuation. As with Twin Peaks: The Return, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and so many others, Quantum Leap isn’t seeking to overwrite the original series, but to add onto it. Protagonist Ben Song and his team restart the Quantum Leap project in an attempt to find out just what happened to Scott Bakula’s character, Sam Beckett.
“Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it,” says the show’s synopsis. “At Ben’s side throughout his leaps is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear. She’s a decorated Army veteran who brings level-headed precision to her job.
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Author: Eric Frederiksen