‘Quantum Leap’: Why Scott Bakula Is Not Returning, Not Concerned at All

Oh, boy. Scott Bakula, in a bid to “quiet the rumors,” has opened up about his determination to not be concerned in NBC’s Quantum Leap reboot — in any respect.

Set practically 30 years after Sam Beckett — Bakula’s leaper from the unique TV sequence — stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished, the brand new sequence follows a workforce led by physicist Ben Tune (performed by Kevin Can F**ok Himself‘s Raymond Lee), which was assembled to restart the undertaking. However all the things modifications when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the previous, leaving the workforce behind to unravel the thriller of why he did it.

Bakula’s Sam briefly seems within the reboot pilot, within the context of somebody being proven as picture of Ben’s predecessor.

In an Instagram put up on Thursday afternoon, Bakula wrote:

To Quantum Leap followers world wide, in an effort to quiet the rumors and transfer on…
Initially, thanks for hanging round by means of the a long time!
Right here’s the straightforward model of what’s happening with the Quantum Leap reboot and me:
I’ve no reference to the brand new present, both in entrance of the digital camera or behind it.
In January, the pilot was offered and a script was despatched to me as a result of the character of Sam Beckett was in it, which is smart, proper? As so lots of you may have been asking me the final a number of months, “How might you do QL with out Sam?“ (or Al, for that matter). Nicely, I assume we’re about to seek out out.
That’s the story. Because the present has all the time been close to and pricey to my coronary heart, it was a really tough determination to cross on the undertaking, a call that has upset and confused so many followers of the unique sequence. Nevertheless, the concept of anybody ‘leaping’ round in time and strolling a mile in another person’s footwear, stays a really interesting idea and so worthy of exploration, particularly given the present state of mankind. In that spirit, I’m crossing my fingers that this new forged and crew are fortunate sufficient to faucet into the magic that propelled the unique Quantum Leap into the hearts and minds of generations previous and current.
I want them good luck and comfortable leaping!

So far, the messaging from all concerned in NBC’s Quantum Leap reboot (premiering this Monday, Sept. 19 at 10/9c) has been that the door is open for Bakula to be concerned.

“We’d like to have him. There isn’t any Quantum Leap with out Scott Bakula,” sequence star Raymond Lee instructed TVLine’s Keisha Hatchett on Thursday morning. “I hope he can watch the present and log out on it, and sooner or later comply with be on it. However the provide is on the market.” (With reporting by Keisha Hatchett)

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