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NBC Quantum Leap Reboot: Here’s what happened to the original cast of the hit show

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The ‘Quantum Leap’ actors gained immense popularity and success in their lives after the show. Find out where they are right now as NBC plans the reboot

All ‘Quantum Leap’ fans will be happy to know that the series is returning to our screens in a reboot. NBC has reportedly greenlit the upcoming reboot of the classic sci-fi series for a pilot episode.

Quantum Leap featured Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a physicist and creator of the time machine that allowed all users to travel through time in their own lifetime. The series also featured Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci, US Navy Rear Admiral and assistant to Dr. Beckett, as well as Deborah Pratt voicing Ziggy, the self-aware computer system that runs Project Quantum Leap. Quantum Leap creator Don Bellisario is on board the reboot as executive producer of the series alongside Deborah Pratt and Martim Gero. The showrunners of the series are Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.

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Scott Bakula

Let’s take a look at what happened to the stars after receiving a lot of credit for their work on the sci-fi series:

Scott Bakula gained immense popularity after his performance as Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination 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 films such as Source Code, a documentary called The Captains, and guest-starred in Two and a Half Men. In 2014, Bakula starred in the NCIS spin-off series NCIS: New Orleans. He also appeared on the 2016 HGTV show Brother Take New Orleans with Jonathan and Property Brothers host Drew Scott. The young actor has changed a lot in appearance and looks much older compared to his appearance in the series.

Dean Stockwell played the role of Admiral Al Calavicci in Quantum Leap. He then appeared in many other films such as Dune, To Live and Die in LA, Blue Velvet, Beverly Hills Cop II, and Tucker: The Man and His Dream. He also received praise for his performance in Married to the Mob, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The actor was very popular for his television roles such as ‘JAG’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’. His hard work and determination made the actor very popular, but he died of natural causes on November 7, 2021 at the age of 85 at his home in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

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