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September 16th, 2022 under Quantum Leap, Scott Bakula

For years, there were rumors that there was going to be a sequel series to Quantum Leap with Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell. Sadly, last year we lost the latter. Therefore, it looked like it was not going to happen.

However, NBC decided to reboot the series, which ran from 1989-1993, with a new person traveling through time to right the wrongs. So, you have to wonder if Bakula will reprise his role as Dr. Samuel Beckett. Today, the actor broke his silence on the matter.

To Quantum Leap fans around the world, in an effort to quiet the rumors and move on…

First of all, thanks for hanging around through the decades!

Here’s the simple version of what’s going on with the Quantum Leap reboot and me:

I have no connection with the new show, either in front of the camera or behind it.

In January, the pilot was sold and a script was sent to me because the character of Sam Beckett was in it, which makes sense, right? As so many of you have been asking me the last several months, “How could you do QL without Sam?”(or Al, for that matter) Well, I guess we’re about to find out.

That’s the story. As the show has always been near and dear to my heart, it was a very difficult decision to pass on the project, a decision that has upset and confused so many fans of the original series. However, the idea of anyone ‘leaping’ around in time and walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, remains a very appealing concept and so worthy of exploration, especially given the current state of mankind. In that spirit, I am crossing my fingers that this new cast and crew are lucky enough to tap into the magic that propelled the original Quantum Leap into the hearts and minds of generations past and present.
I wish them good luck and happy leaping!


Part of me is upset over his decision because he is such a beloved character. However, the other part of me likes the idea that they are keeping the mystery going. And he is letting the reboot stand on its own two feet in their shoes. But I really wanted him back. Oh, well.

Oh, and never realized until now that the actor and his character share the initials, SB.


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