Quantum Leap: Sequel series to the time-hopping adventure adds six extra episodes to premiere season

TV reboots have been happening for decades. Some to great success and some to dismal failure. High concept sci-fi shows lend themselves to easily adaptable updates that can expand the universe of the story as well as advance the technological display within the story and also in the making of the show. A recent TV series reimagining is that of a sequel to 1989’s Quantum Leap, which originally starred Scott Bakula as a time traveler who tries to get home randomly transported into the bodies of people in different eras as he tries to make his way back home.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the 2022 reboot show has now had six extra episodes added to its freshman schedule, which now brings season one to a total of 18 episodes. The new series from showrunner, Martin Gero, premiered in September with just over 3 million viewers and averaged about 3 million viewers in the first three episodes. After this performance, NBC decided to extend the season.

The show stars Raymond Le, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee. Martin Gero not only wears the showrunner hat, but also serves as executive producer alongside Dean Georgaris, original series creator Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt, Chris Grismer, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt. 

The star of the original, Scott Bakula, would naturally be inquired about his involvement and possible future appearances. Bakula revealed that he had turned down the offer to make appearances or serve as one of the producers. Although, the show would still use an image of the actor in the pilot episode.

The drama is reported to be number one with the adult demographic ranging from 18-49, according to the current data available. The show is brought to us by Universal TV, I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Belisarius Productions, and Gero’s Quinn’s House Productions banner.

Source: THR

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