Scott Bakula NOT Leaping Back for ‘Quantum Leap’ Reboot

Scott Bakula has confirmed that he won’t be part of NBC’s remake of “Quantum Leap,” the show that put him on the map and preceded his time on “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The actor starred within the authentic “Quantum Leap” as Sam Beckett, a scientist who “leaps” into different folks’s our bodies throughout an array of eras and contends with their particular person conditions. Dean Stockwell co-starred as Al, a information of types who appeared to Sam as a holographic picture throughout his adventures.

“Quantum Leap” ran from 1989 to 1993, with 97 episodes produced over its 5 seasons, in line with the Internet Movie Database. Ever because the show’s cancellation in 1993, loyal followers had lobbied arduous for a sequel or a reboot or a function movie. Hopes had been raised and dashed for practically 30 years, however nothing ever got here to fruition for something that includes Bakula and Stockwell again of their acquainted roles. The two males had remained shut buddies and, in line with Memory Alpha, Stockwell performed a personality named Grat within the first-season “Enterprise” episode “Detained.”

Bakula Confirmed That He is Not Part of the ‘Quantum Leap’ Reboot

Stockwell died on November 7, 2021, on the age of 85, placing to relaxation any risk of a reunion. Still, when NBC introduced in January 2022 {that a} reboot was within the works, followers as soon as once more hoped Bakula could be concerned in a roundabout way, form, or type. According to Variety, the revival sequence will premiere on September 19, 2022, and “is about to proceed the occasions of the unique sequence 30 years later, with a brand new cast headed by Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, and Anastasia Antonia.”

Bakula, on September 15, 2022, posted a uncommon assertion on Instagram explaining that he wouldn’t be a part of the reboot and detailing why. “To ‘Quantum Leap’ followers world wide, in an effort to quiet the rumors and transfer on… First of all, thanks for hanging round by the many years! Here’s the straightforward model of what is going on on with the Quantum Leap reboot and me: I’ve no reference to the brand new show, both in entrance of the digital camera or behind it. In January, the pilot was offered and a script was despatched to me as a result of the character of Sam Beckett was in it, which is smart, proper? As so a lot of you could have been asking me the final a number of months, ‘How might you do “QL” with out Sam?'(or Al, for that matter) Well, I suppose we’re about to seek out out.

“That’s the story,” he continued. “As the show has at all times been close to and expensive to my coronary heart, it was a really tough determination to move on the venture, a choice that has upset and confused so many followers of the unique sequence. However, the thought of anybody ‘leaping’ round in time and strolling a mile in another person’s sneakers, stays a really interesting idea and so worthy of exploration, particularly given the present state of mankind. In that spirit, I’m crossing my fingers that this new cast and crew are fortunate sufficient to faucet into the magic that propelled the unique ‘Quantum Leap’ into the hearts and minds of generations previous and current. I want them good luck and completely happy leaping! SB”

Bakula Spent Four Years on ‘Enterprise,’ Five on ‘Quantum Leap,’ & Seven on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

Bakula — who in 2021 ended a seven-season run on “NCIS: New Orleans” — counts amongst his upcoming initiatives the movie “Divinity,” which Deadline describes as an indie drama with style parts that additionally stars Bella Thorne, Stephen Dorff, and Moises Arias, and is produced by Steven Soderbergh.

Another Bakula car, a tv pilot known as “Unbroken,” was not greenlit to sequence by NBC. According to TV Insider, “Bakula was set to star as retired rodeo champion and present rancher Ash Holleran within the “Yellowstone”-style drama. Created by Shaun Cassidy (“New Amsterdam”), the drama would revolve round three dynastic ranch households on the central coast of California, making love and warfare in a passionate wrestle to outlive. The story would see a gaggle of fiercely decided younger girls aiming to win huge on the National Championship of Rodeo.”

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