NBC brings back quantum leap from the past. The original series ended in 1993, so almost 30 years have passed. This quantum leap However, Reboot is not just a pure remake. It’s a sequel, with 2 key differences from its predecessor.
quantum leap Showrunner Martin Gero was on a Zoom panel at the Television Critics Association on Sept. 15. He shared the two key updates that will stand out the most to fans of the original. quantum leap airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC.
You need to watch this “quantum leap” in turn
One of the brilliant parts of the quantum leap The concept was that each episode was a self-contained story in a different time period. You can watch them in any order. One change Gero made was fleshing out the team’s story in the present tense, which you saw in the first episode. This story continues chronologically so you must check it out quantum leap to follow today’s story.
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“The original quantum leap is basically an anthology series with a very thin line,” said Gero. “Obviously a lot of character development, but not a lot of ongoing story. And I think everyone felt, from the studio side, the network side, everyone felt like it needed some sort of serialized aspect, and how do we do that?
Today’s story is a mystery
Each time Ben jumps back in time, he figures out his mission and right a historical wrong. But in the present he has left his team with some problems to solve. Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson) leads Addison (Caitlin Bassett), Jenn (Nanrisa Lee) and Ian (Mason Alexander Park). They are all regular characters that show up every week trying to figure out why Ben jumped before the project was done.
“Why did Ben leave?” said Gero. “What’s going on? Why hasn’t he told anyone? This mystery pulls you through week after week without alienating casual viewers. So the idea is that it’s pretty balanced. It’s going to be mostly the jumps. Every now and then, if there’s something like a big event that needs to be talked about in the present, it’s nearing about 40% of the episode, but the show called quantum leapand we will mainly focus on the jumps.”
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The original show had a great episode where someone in the future escaped and Al (Dean Stockwell) had to find them. We see more of the present/future in this episode than any other. So the new quantum leap Exploring its 2022 version is exciting.
“Because of that balance, this serialized mystery doesn’t carry the weight of the show, right? The fun of the show is those jumps and then the serialized aspect is just a gorgeous, delicious icing on the cake. Why Ben left is the big question for this first season that we’re dying to answer.”
This “quantum leap” also has romance
This is another complication quantum leap Add to that the relationship between Ben and Addison. Addison becomes Ben’s hologram in the past. Ben doesn’t remember her at first, but she must have watched him hang out in the past. On the original show, Sam was able to start a new romantic relationship every year. Ben already has someone in the present.
Ben will remember that he’s in love with Addison pretty quickly because we didn’t want to drag this out too much. And we honestly think that’s the information that the audience has, so we want to get that information to Ben pretty quickly. From that point on, the relationship becomes much more complex because it’s like the long distance relationship from hell. I mean they’re separated by time and space, not just on separate shores with a bad time difference. Like, that’s a big time difference. And they can’t touch, so that kind of story is actually incredibly touching and very emotional and, if I do say so myself, very sexy at times. It’s like there’s a heat between these two characters.
Martin Gero, Forum television critics, 08/15/22
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