Ernie Hudson Joins The Quantum Leap Reboot Series

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Having recently returned to cinema screens as Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Ernie Hudson is now on to co-star in a new continuation of a cult classic, this time on TV. He’s taking a lead role in the Quantum Leap reboot.

US network NBC has ordered a pilot for the new series, which will follow on from the 1990s sci-fi drama starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell.

It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett (Bakula) stepped into the quantum leap accelerator and vanished (if you know the show’s opening narration, you know the rest, but if not, here you go).

Beckett has been lost in the past of his own lifetime, and now a new team has been assembled to restart the project in the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.

Raymond Lee is starring as Dr. Ben Seong, a world-renowned physicist working on a time-travel project who gets stuck in the late 1980s with amnesia after using the Quantum Leap technology.

Hudson portrays Herbert “Magic” Williams, a Vietnam veteran and head of the time travel project at Quantum Leap. Using a bit of politicking and his military know-how to keep the Pentagon at bay, Magic buys the team some time to rescue Ben but expects answers once he’s back.

Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt are running the new show alongside Deborah Pratt, and the show will have to prove itself to see if it can snag a series order. Ziggy, what are the odds?

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