See Scott Bakula’s Replacement In The First Quantum Leap Video
The full Quantum Leap reboot trailer is here, and we finally get a good look at Raymond Lee, who is replacing Scott Bakula.
We got a brief teaser for NBC’s upcoming Quantum Leap reboot not too long ago, but now we’ve got a full-on trailer. In the trailer, we get an introduction to Sam Beckett’s (Scott Bakula) replacement, Dr. Ben Song (Raymond Lee). We also meet Addison (Caitlin Bassett), a decorated Army veteran who appears as a hologram to help guide Ben through his leaps. Also, as you can see in the trailer above, it seems like the two have a romantic relationship — one that Ben doesn’t remember.
While we don’t see Scott Bakula in the trailer, the Quantum Leap reboot seems to be faithfully following the formula that made the original so enjoyable. We have Dr. Song leaping into several different lives, including a getaway driver and a female rock star, while trying to fix something to make the future a better place in the process. The trailer also helps introduce us to the central mystery of the new show. Apparently, Ben Song leads the new Quantum Leap project, and he makes an unsanctioned leap without telling anyone. Since he doesn’t remember who or where he is, they’ll have to figure out why he made the leap in the first place.
Along with Raymond Lee and Caitlin Bassett’s characters, the Quantum Leap cast will be rounded out by Ernie Hudson, who plays Herbert “Magic” Williams, the man helming the confidential operation to retrieve Dr. Song. Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park) and Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee) are also part of the team. While the producers of the show have been pretty quiet about a possible return for Scott Bakula’s Sam Beckett, it would be surprising if the show didn’t tie up loose ends for fans of the original. At the end of the original series, Beckett mysteriously disappears, ending the series on a cliffhanger. Fans will definitely tune in if they think they might get the answers about Beckett’s fate.
Of course, whether we see Scott Bakula return or not will probably depend on the success of the first season of Quantum Leap. Unless the mystery of Beckett’s disappearance is revealed in the first season, fans will have to keep tuning in for more. If the first season of the Quantum Leap sequel series does happen to be successful, you can count on a lot more Quantum Leap content coming our way. The producers have expressed interest in turning the IP into an entire franchise, with potential spin-offs and movies being made in the future.
In short, if you want to find out what happened to Scott Bakula’s character, you’re going to have to tune in to the new Quantum Leap series to potentially get your answers. It’s no guarantee, but at least there’s hope now for fans of the original to finally get a decades-long answer resolved. If you want to check out the new Quantum Leap series, you won’t have to wait long. It’ll be airing on NBC on Monday, September 19 at 10 pm EST. You can also stream the new series on Peacock.