NBC Picks Up QUANTUM LEAP With Raymond Lee. Pilot Filmed in Vancouver. Will Series?
Remember when NBC’s time-travelling Quantum Leap sequel turned two blocks of downtown Vancouver into San Francisco during the 1989 earthquake?
NBC has greenlit the pilot with Raymond Lee. Will the series film in Vancouver too?
It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now 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.
But when his successor Dr. Ben Seong (Raymond Lee) uses the Quantum Leap technology on himself, he ends up stuck in the late 1980s with amnesia.
Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Seong on set in Vancouver as 1989 San Francisco.
1989 San Francisco during earthquake set on 300/400 blocks of Granville Street.
Locals got a kick out of the 1989 Radio Shack set.
Jewel Staite on set.
Pilot director Helen Shaver on set in Downtown Vancouver.
Multiple things happening on set while this part was happening on the set of #QuantumLeap with actress @JewelStaite @familylaw #firefly helping an injured 🤕 pedestrian hit by debris during the #EarthQuake @WhatsFilming @yvrshoots pic.twitter.com/PQVWCXZMQV— NewWestBoyⓂ️ (@CaptCanuck66) March 27, 2022
New showrunners: Steven Lillien & Bryan Wynbrandt.
Cast: Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, Nanrisa Lee, Mason Alexander Park, Caitlin Bassett.
Ernie Hudson is Vietnam war vet Herbert “Magic” Williams, the head of the time travel project.
Nanrisa Lee is Jenn, head of security at Quantum Leap HQ.
Maison Alexander Park is Ian, chief architect of Quantum Leap’s AI program.
Caitlin Bassett is Addison, a project lead at Quantum Leap who communicates with time travellers..
Producers: Martin Gero, Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt.
The OG Quantum Leap.
Creator of OG series: Don Bellisario.
Scott Bakula has been in talks for a role in the reboot but he’s not involved yet.
During a government experiment into time travel, scientist Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) finds himself trapped in the past, “leaping” into the bodies of different people on a regular basis and sorting out their problems whilst trying to get back home to his own time.
Scott Bakula and the late Dean Stockwell as Sam’s friend Admiral Al Calavicci, who accompanied him on his leaps as a holographic observer.
Source: Deadline: Hollywood, DGC-BC Production List.