The Quantum Leap revival for NBC finally has a premiere date, along with a new synopsis revealing key details about the series. NBC has announced fall 2022 premiere dates, including the new series Lopez vs Lopez from star and executive producer George Lopez, season 3 of young rock about the life of Dwayne Johnson and more. Quantum Leap debuts Monday, September 19 at 10 p.m. ET, after The voice at 8 p.m. ET. The series continues 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett disappeared into the Quantum Leap accelerator, with a new crew of scientists restarting the project.
Raymond Lee plays physicist Ben Song, who leads the restart of the Quantum Leap accelerator, hoping to uncover its mysteries and also what happened to Dr. Beckett happened. This information was included in the original logline, but an update that came near the premiere date provides new clues about the revival. The new synopsis reads: “Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized jump into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. During his jumps, Ben stands beside him Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the “shaped like a hologram that only Ben can see and hear. She’s a decorated military veteran who brings sober precision to her work.”
We also get character descriptions for the rest of the Quantum Leap cast, starring Caitlin Bassett, Ernie Hudson, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee. Bassett takes on the role of Addison, the hologram that accompanies Ben on his leap into the past.
The Full Synopsis for NBCs Quantum Leap is downstairs:
It’s been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett got into the Quantum Leap accelerator and disappeared. Now a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has assembled to restart the project in hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.
However, everything changes when Ben makes an unauthorized jump into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. During his jumps, Ben stands next to him, Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram that only Ben can see and hear. She is a decorated army veteran who brings sober precision to her work.
At the helm of the highly classified operation is Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson), a no-nonsense military man answerable to his bosses who won’t be happy to hear of the protocol violation. The rest of the team at headquarters consists of Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), who leads the artificial intelligence unit “Ziggy”, and Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee), who leads the digital security of the project.
As Ben jumps from life to life, righting what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on an exciting journey. However, Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn know that if they want to solve the mystery of Ben’s jump and bring him home, they must act quickly or lose him forever.
Original Quantum Leap star Scott Bakula discussed the possibilities of a reboot while performing on the late Bob Saget’s Here for you podcast in Sept. At the time, he hinted that rights issues could be a bottleneck to make it a reality.
“There are very important talks going on right now,” Bakula said. “I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. The rights were a mess for years. I don’t know if they’re even settled now. That’s always been the biggest complication.”
Quantum Leap debuts September 19 on NBC.