Star Trek: Enterprise star Scott Bakula is claiming a reboot of Quantum Leap is possible.
Scott Bakula is a legend in the world of science fiction entertainment. Everyone reading this knows him as Captain Jonathan Archer, the captain of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. The George Washington of Starfleet if you will.
He was a huge get for the franchise and was arguably the biggest pop culture star to ever be cast as a captain at that point in the Star Trek franchise. Before he was Jonathan Archer, however, he was Dr. Sam Beckett for the smash-hit sci-fi series on NBA called “Quantum Leap”.
Fans followed the adventures of Beckett as he lept from one point in time to another, always with a mission to set things right that have gone arie. The series lasted for five seasons, with 97 episodes in place, and did in fact have an ending. A dire and dreary ending. Beckett lept from time and place to time and place on a mission to get back to his time and home.
Despite the series ending, the last episode went just like every other, but with a title card at the end of the episode that revealed Beckett never returned home. It was a kick to the pants for every Quantum Leap fan. Now, however, there may be a chance to rectify that ending.
Scott Bakula claims a Quantum Leap reboot has been talked about
Speaking on Bob Saget’s podcast, of all things, Bakula revealed that talks about a Quantum Leap revival of sorts have happened.
"There’s very significant conversations about it right now going on. 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 sorted out now. That’s always been the biggest complication."
According to We Got This Covered, this isn’t the first time that a conversation about Quantum Leap’s revival has been had. They mentioned that the SyFy channel, when it was still the Sci-Fi channel, had an interest in doing a two-hour t.v. movie in 2002, which would have worked as a pilot of sorts to new episodes of the series.
Jeff Bader, an NBC executive, claimed that the show could find a home on their streaming service Peacock. So clearly this is a property with legs that last far into 2021.