Does Quantum Leap’s Herbert “Magic” Williams (performed by Ernie Hudson) keep in mind Sam Beckett (performed within the unique sequence by Scott Bakula) leaping into him? NBC’s continuation of the time-travel sequence will present a solution within the coming weeks.
Episode 4 will handle the leap in query, which occurred in a Season 3 episode of the unique sequence that includes Christopher Kirby as a younger Magic, showrunner Martin Gero tells TVLine.
“[Magic] does clarify, from his viewpoint, that leap,” Gero hints. “Ernie [Hudson] provides this phenomenal monologue. It’s so lovely. It is likely to be my favourite scene of this primary chunk [of episodes]. It’s actually, actually particular.”
Quantum Leap picks up almost 30 years after Sam’s unauthorized bounce, with Ben Track (Kevin Can F**ok Himself‘s Raymond Lee) additionally making an unauthorized leap by way of time. After Ben’s group did not carry him again house within the season premiere, his days touring by way of time and house are removed from over. In response to Gero, Episode 5 will see the physicist land within the 1870s for an exhilarating Western journey.
“We’re doing a Western,” the EP shares. “We’re telling some tales that haven’t been instructed concerning the West, and that’s very thrilling for us.”
The episode was filmed on the historic Western backlot at Common Studios in Los Angeles, the place the unique Quantum Leap additionally shot an episode. Authentic sequence co-creator Deborah Pratt, who executive-produces the NBC reboot and voices the A.I. unit “Ziggy,” was available for filming.
“She’s been an actual connection to the previous present and is there day-after-day with us,” Gero says. “As a fan of the unique present, I don’t need anybody to mess it up. To have the ability to have Deborah… She’s been banging this drum for 20 years, being like, ‘We bought to carry the present again.’ It’s so thrilling, not solely to do it, however to have the ability to do it together with her.”