Martin Gero, executive producer and showrunner for NBC’s Quantum Leap, will take over from Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, according to Deadline. Executive producers Lilien and Wynbrandt, who created the show’s pilot, will take over immediately. The show’s executive producer, Dean Georgaris, has also been added. September 19 is the date that the series will premiere. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Quantum Leap was a popular science fiction television series. When a time travel experiment goes catastrophically wrong, the original science fiction series featured Dr Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), a scientist who offers to be the test pig for a new time travel experiment.
In each episode, Beckett is immersed in a different historical era while posing as a member of that era’s society. He subsequently spends the rest of the episode rectifying historical errors and gathering data for Admiral Al Calvicci, who appears to Beckett as a hologram. The show’s social critique was wrapped up in an interesting tale and premise, making it both educational and entertaining. Each episode concluded with the scientist vowing to correct historical wrongs and, perhaps, return to his own time. The programme was not well received when it aired. They had to become used to the idea and characters before they were accepted by the public.
Yet, despite this, the sci-fi community embraced it and it became a renowned cult classic. While it aired, it was nominated for 17 awards, including a Golden Globe for best actor in a television series back in 1992. First, there were opposing creative ideas between writers and NBC over the reboot’s creative direction early this year; this was followed by a number of other modifications and talks.
There are reports that NBC wasn’t a fan of what was written for the pilot, and that it may not even be the pilot episode, but rather an episode in the series. Regardless of these creative disputes, the episode is likely to air. The latest production modifications have not been explained, although tight filming and schedule may be to blame. According to reports, NBC is happy with these improvements and the remake is on its way toward a steady overall production. Thirty years after Sam Beckett’s departure inside the Quantum Leap accelerator, a fresh reboot series will take place Ben Seong (Raymond Lee), the new protagonist, has formed a new team to carry on the study into time travel, the machine, and perhaps even uncover the mystery of its creator’s death. Actors Ernie Hudson, portraying Herbert “Magic” Williams, as well as veteran Caitlin Bassett, are scheduled to join Lee in the cast. The programme can finally get started now that a creative team has been assembled. If you enjoyed the original, you will want to check out the new version to see how it updates the cult favourite.