NBC 'Quantum Leap' reboot: Here's what happened to the original cast of the hit show
All 'Quantum Leap' fans will be happy to know that the series is coming back to our screens in a reboot. According to the reports, the upcoming reboot of the classic sci-fi series has been greenlit for a pilot episode by NBC.
'Quantum Leap' featured Scott Bakula as Dr Sam Beckett, who was a physicist and the creator of the time machine that allowed all the users to travel through time within their own lifetime. The series also featured Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci, the US Navy rear admiral and assistant to Dr Beckett, as well as Deborah Pratt voicing Ziggy, the self-aware computer system running Project Quantum Leap. 'Quantum Leap' creator Don Bellisario is on board for the reboot as the show's executive producer alongside Deborah Pratt and Martim Gero. The showrunners of the series are Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.
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Let's take a look at what happened to the stars after they gained a lot of recognition for their work in the sci-fi series:
Scott Bakula gained immense popularity after his appearance on 'Quantum Leap' as Sam Beckett. The role earned him a nomination for Golden Globe Award and four Emmy Awards, as well as five consecutive Viewers for Quality Television awards for best actor in a quality drama series. After 'Quantum Leap', Bakula appeared in 'Playgirl' as Mr Smith. He also appeared in many other movies like 'Source Code', a documentary titled 'The Captains' and made guest appearances on 'Two and a Half Men.' In 2014, Bakula was the lead in the NCIS spin off-series, 'NCIS: New Orleans.' He also appeared in the 2016 HGTV show 'Brother Take New Orleans' with Property Brothers host Jonathan and Drew Scott. The young actor has transformed a lot in terms of appearance and looks a lot older in comparison to how he looked in the series.
Dean Stockwell played the role of Admiral Al Calavicci in 'Quantum Leap.' After that, he appeared in many other films such as 'Dune', 'To Live and Die in L.A', 'Blue Velvet', 'Beverly Hills Cop II', and 'Tucker: The Man and His Dream.' He also received acclamation for his performance in 'Married to the Mob' for which, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The actor was very popular for his television roles as including 'JAG', and 'Battlestar Galactica.' With his hard work and determination, the actor became very popular but passed away due to natural causes at his home on November 7, 2021, in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico at the age of 85.