In the wake of 31 years since Quantum Leap’s series finale, Quantum Leap fans are getting an updated version of the iconic ’90s show. Raymond Lee stars as time leaper Dr. Ben Song in NBC’s new series Quantum Leap 2022, premiering this fall. Quantum Leap’s new series is expected to be even more impressive than its original series, so what can we expect from it?
There are some key differences between Quantum Leap 2022 and the original show, despite the fact that they take place in the same universe as the ’90s series, which will push the imagination and storytelling abilities to new heights.
New Quantum Leap Reboot Emphasizes the Present
Quantum Leap is getting a reboot, and this time the focus will be more on the present, though the main character, Ben Song, will still be leaping into the past.
The original series followed the adventures of Dr. Sam Beckett (played by Scott Bakula), who leaped from one body to another through time in order to prevent disasters and help people. In the new series, which will be written and executive produced by original series creator Donald Bellisario, the new main character will find himself involved with both present-day and past situations that need to be fixed.
“This is a Quantum Leap for the 21st century,” said Bellisario in a statement. “It’s going to be a lot of fun to explore new possibilities and bring some of the old favorites back.”
The new series debuted on September 19, 2022, and was immediately regarded as a critical and fan-hit. If you haven’t tuned in yet, you can check out the Quantum Leap reboot trailer here on IMDB. Are you excited about the Quantum Leap 2022 reboot?
Ben Song Replaces Sam Beckett in the Quantum Leap 2022 Reboot
Quantum Leap is getting a reboot, and Ben Song (played by Raymond Lee) will be taking over the iconic role of the main character Sam Beckett. Viewers will get to watch Ben Song leap from person to person in a slightly different way – has he already mapped out his leaps ahead of time? Ben will also have a different assistant, Addison Augustine (played by Caitlin Bassett) accompanying him on leaps and guiding him with advice from the everlasting supercomputer “Ziggy”.
The original series ran for five seasons from 1989 to 1993 and followed the time-traveling adventures of Dr. Sam Beckett as he “leaped” into the lives of different people in order to change history for the better. Now, over 25 years later, Quantum Leap is being revived for a new generation with Ben Song taking on the role of Bakula.
“I am beyond thrilled to be stepping into the shoes of such an iconic character,” Song said in a statement. “I can’t wait to take fans on a new journey with Quantum Leap.”
Quantum Leap Reboot is Filled with Action-Packed Moments
The new Quantum Leap promises endless action-packed moments, such as the paratrooper scene below. While the series takes place many years later, the new Quantum Leap 2022 provides an additional three decades of history as Ben jumps from space to time as part of the Quantum Leap experiment, which opens up a whole new world of possibilities. The Quantum Leap premiere has come and gone, and it’s already a bit hit!
The original Quantum Leap was an important and groundbreaking show. It introduced the idea of “quantum leaps” – sudden, significant changes – into the popular consciousness, and was one of the first TV shows to really explore the idea of time travel. However, it also had its share of flaws. The show could be uneven in quality, and it often felt like it was meandering from one plot point to another without any real sense of purpose.
The new Quantum Leap 2022, on the other hand, feels much more focused. The showrunners have said that they want to tell a more linear story this time around, and that seems to be borne out in the first few episodes. There’s also a greater sense of urgency in the new show. The original Quantum Leap felt like it was about people wandering around and randomly helping people; the new show feels like it was about people trying to save the world from a catastrophic event.