The New Quantum Leap Reboot Lands A Major Star To Replace Dean Stockwell

The new Quantum Leap reboot is off to a great start, as the pilot has now landed a big star to replace Dean Stockwell's character.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Dean Stockwell

There has been plenty of news coming out about the Quantum Leap reboot. On top of finding the new doctor who is set to replace Scott Bakula, Raymond Lee, a massive star has now been attached to the project. With Lee is appearing as Dr. Ben Seong, the spiritual successor to Scott Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett, there were many wondering who and in what capacity would be replacing Dean Stockwell’s character. Stockwell has unfortunately passed away, leaving out the idea of him making a cameo at some point. However, fans will be thrilled to know that Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame is set to take on the role of Seong’s right-hand man.

This next paragraph contains some spoilers for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, so look away if you happened to not have seen that film. Ernie Hudson is coming fresh off his appearance in the newest Ghostbusters, and many have felt that the franchise had finally taken their time to give his character justice. While he seemed to be an afterthought in the trailers and promotions during the first two films, Winston Zeddemore got the send-off and treatment that he rightfully deserved. The end of the film saw Winton receiving more exposition in form of taking over the old firehouse and keeping the Ghostbusters alive. Now, with all this said, it appears as if Hudson is not done with sci-fi. The fact that he has been targeted for this series already bodes well for the science fiction aspect of the show’s central plot. He is set to take on the role of Herbert “Magic” Williams, in the Quantum Leap reboot. This is fantastic news considering how beloved Hudson is.

Ernie Hudson

Whereas Scott Bakula played the scientist who travels back in time, Dean Stockwell took on the role of military brass, Al Calavicci. Calavicci plays the part of the guide as the doctor goes back in time. Now Hudson will be taking over the role that Stockwell once had, albeit with a bit of a twist. The premise is that Dr. Sam Beckett has been missing for 30 years, and the Quantum Leap program has been restarted. Dr. Ben Seong restarts the program and is transported back to the 1980s, but hit with a bit of amnesia, forgetting why he traveled back in time in the first place. The new Quantum Leap reboot is certainly getting off on the right foot.

Attaching Ernie Hudson to this project is surely going to surround the Quantum Leap reboot with even more excitement. While fans might not be as familiar with Raymond Lee, he is being paired with one of the most recognizable actors from the Ghostbusters franchise. A reboot pilot has already been ordered at NBC. The original show first aired on NBC and lasted for five seasons. The series ran from 1989 to 1995. The show was said to contain themes of drama, romance, science fiction, and social commentary. With how the new reboot is aiming for inclusion, there could be even deeper social commentary issues to be discussed. With Raymond Lee and Ernie Hudson partnering for this sci-fi-induced drama, the new Quantum Leap series sounds to be well on its way to being a must-watch effort.