NBC is pushing forward on its remake of the cult classic sci-fi drama from the 90s, Quantum Leap. It looks like they have found their successor to Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) in actor Raymond Lee, who will take on the leading role of Dr. Ben Seong. His character will not only be a scientist but also a man of faith, as he is part of a new team trying to revive the project which saw the disappearance of Becket almost 30 years ago. The only tease for the film’s plot is that their experiment will see Seong get stuck in the late 1980s with amnesia.
The series will take place in the current time with nods to the original with La Brea executive producers Steven Lilien and Bryan Wyndbrandt writing the script The original creator Don Bellisario is also involved alongside co-narrator Deborah Pratt. Universal Television is producing the project alongside I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Belisarius Productions, and Quinn’s House Productions.
Lee has been busy with his work on AMC’s Kevin Can F*** Himself, which is going to come to an end in its second season. He also has worked on projects like Here and Now, Mozart in the Jungle, Made for Love, Scandal, and Prodigal Son. It’ll be interesting to see how his character steps into the shoes of Beckett and how they might twist the original concept in a way that adds more tension to his travel into the past.