Quantum Leap Renewed! NBC Orders a Second Season of the Revival Sequence
There’s much more leaping in our future, Fanatics!
After a thirty-year break, the Quantum Leap venture is as soon as once more a going concern, and NBC is backing it with an early renewal, guaranteeing followers could have extra adventures with Dr. Ben Track and his workforce to stay up for.
Quantum Leap is presently on its midseason hiatus, having aired eight episodes and with ten extra to come back after NBC added six extra episodes in October to its preliminary twelve-episode season order.
A continuation of the 1990’s sci-fi time journey journey that starred Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, the brand new collection has achieved an admirable job treading a brand new path whereas paying respect to the canon that has come earlier than.
2022’s Quantum Leap is extra of an ensemble forged than its predecessor, with Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park, and Nanrisa Lee starring alongside Raymond Lee because the time-traveling Dr. Ben Track.
It has been a gradual climb to success for the fledgling collection.
Since premiering on September 19 with Quantum Leap Season 1 Episode 1, the pilot is as much as a 2.0 ranking within the 18-49 demographic and 10.8 million viewers throughout linear, digital, and streaming platforms.
This makes it NBC’s best-ever drama launch on Peacock in addition to the #2 new broadcast present of the season in that key demo.
“We’re leaping right into a second season because of the unimaginable work by our forged, producers, writers, and everybody who has performed a job in giving this iconic NBC collection a brand new life,” mentioned Lisa Katz, president of scripted content material for NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming.
“As we proceed to deliver audiences to our must-watch dramas, it is gratifying to know ‘Quantum Leap’ could have a distinguished place subsequent season each on our NBC schedule and subsequent day on Peacock.”
Acknowledging the fanbase that tunes in out of nostalgia for the unique collection, Scott Bakula’s Sam Beckett has been referenced as the unique creator of the quantum accelerator and a cautionary story of the pioneer who by no means made it house.
Dean Stockwell’s Al Cavalicci is even nearer to the story because the character’s widow, Beth (Susan Diol, who additionally performed the position within the 90s), seems when Ben’s teammates uncover Al and Beth’s daughter, Janis, has one thing to do with Ben’s unauthorized leap.
To this point, Ben has leaped into the lives of an undercover cop, an astronaut, a prizefighter, a feminine bounty hunter, a retired gunslinger, a husband in a struggling marriage, an exorcist, and a delinquent teen.
On Quantum Leap Season 1 Episode 8, the midseason finale, we lastly be taught the explanation for his leap, which leaves information and fiancée Addison speechless.
Right this moment’s renewal means we’ll not solely get to find out how Ben plans to avoid wasting Addison in his leaping however what Janis has been making an attempt to warn him about.
There’s additionally Leaper X — aka Martinez — whose story has solely been touched on, Jenn’s conman father, and Magic’s problematic household state of affairs.
Whether or not it was formidable planning or pure chutzpah, the artistic workforce has laid out loads of on-ramps to maintain the present’s momentum because it appears to the longer term.
Quantum Leap Season 1 returns on January 2 with new episodes airing on NBC Mondays at 10 pm and streaming Tuesdays on Peacock.
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