Time to remake history
“Quantum Leap“, the time travel science fiction TV series, created by Donald P. Bellisario, airing for Five Seasons (1989-1993) on NBC, has been ‘rebooted’, streaming September 19, 2022, on Peacock.
Who Is In the New Quantum Leap Cast?
Fans of the original Quantum Leap are eager for the sci-fi classic’s return, all eyes are on the new cast of scientists that will conduct this timey-whimey body-jumping experiment. Without further ado, let’s check out the cast of the new Quantum Leap.
Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song
Our main character of the new Quantum Leap is Dr. Ben Song, a highly-intelligent quantum physicist who jumps through time to explore the mysteries of the original Quantum Leap experiment. While Ben will have the help of the Quantum Leap team, it is up to Ben to finally put things in order after the chaotic events of the original experiment.
Ernie Hudson as Herbert “Magic” Williams
Every science fiction story needs an authoritarian figurehead, and for Quantum Leap, we have Herbert “Magic” Williams. Magic is the leader of the Quantum Leap project, torn between the responsibility of answering to his bosses in the Pentagon or taking care of the Quantum Leap team.
Nanrisa Lee as Jenn Chou
Jenn Choi is the head of digital security for the Quantum Leap experiment and works closely with Magic. Jenn is focused on discovering why Ben decided to leap with the hope of eventually bringing Ben home.
Mason Alexander Park as Ian Wright
Another central member of the Quantum Leap project is Ian Wright, the lead programmer who rebuilds “Ziggy”, an AI unit that provides crucial information about Ben’s leaps through time. Ziggy is often the comic relief in the original series, so fans are thrilled to learn that the supercomputer will return.
Caitlin Bassett as Addison Augustine
Addison Augustine is an ex-Army intelligence officer who has an important role in the Quantum Leap project. Appearing as a hologram that only Ben can see and hear, Addison provides valuable insight into the past that Ben uses as a guide throughout his adventures.
Watch Quantum Leap on NBC Mondays at 10/9c and the next day on Peacock.
To better prepare for the new Quantum Leap series, all five seasons of the original are available to watch right now on Peacock.
“…30 years after ‘Dr. Sam Beckett’ stepped into the ‘Quantum Leap’ accelerator and vanished, a new team has been assembled to restart the project in the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it…”
“…in the original series, physicist ‘Dr. Beckett’ (Scott Bakula) theorized that time travel within one’s own lifetime is possible, and obtains government support to build his project ‘Quantum Leap’. But years later, the government threatens to pull funding, as no progress has been made, and Beckett decides to test the project accelerator by himself to save the project before anyone can stop him. He is thrown back in time, and on regaining consciousness, finds that while he physically exists in the past, he appears to everyone else as a person into whom he had ‘leaped’.
“A hologram of his friend ‘Admiral Al Calavicci’ (Dean Stockwell) appears, visible and audible only to Beckett and explains that Beckett must correct something that went wrong in the past, aided with the resources of the project’s supercomputer ‘Ziggy’ (voiced by Pratt).
“Despite successfully ‘correcting’ the past, Beckett continues to leap randomly to another place and time within the second half of the 20th century, putting right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home…”