The rumor of a Quantum Code return has been circulating for several years. This time it’s official. NBC will give him a reboot, but without Scott Bakula.
Are the Hollywood giants in need of inspiration? On the other side of the Atlantic, television channels and studios are multiplying reboots and other series derived from the great successes of another time, with varying degrees of success. Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, and even Gossip Girl, we recycle these little gems of nostalgia to attract new subscribers. Quantum code, broadcast between 1989 and 1993 is no exception to this trend, if we are to believe Deadline.
According to the American media, NBC has just ordered a reboot of the series created by Donald P. Bellisario. This new project will not take the form of a direct sequel, but of a rereading with new characters and new plots. It will be a question of immersing us 30 years after the disappearance of Doctor Sam Beckett, while a new team of scientists is trying to unravel the mysteries of time travel. When it comes time to relaunch the Quantum project, they hope to find out more about what happened to the man who created the machine.
As a reminder, Quantum code followed the adventures of Sam Beckett. This scientist, in the ultimate hope of obtaining funding for his project, will decide to test his machine himself to go back in time. But things don’t go as planned, and he’s going to get stuck in someone else’s body. He thus jumps from body to body, fixing the mistakes of the past and hoping that each jump will bring him closer to the one who will bring him home.
Without Scott Bakula
Who says reboot, necessarily says new casting. At present, Scott Bakula is not attached to the project in any way. On the other hand, according to Deadline, the possibility of seeing him resume his role for a few episodes is not ruled out. We will also have to do without Dean Stockwell, who passed away last November at the age of 85. Production will be handled by NBC in partnership with Steven Lilien (Gotham), Bryan Wynbrandt (Kyle XY) and Martin Gero (Blindspot).
It is not yet known which actors will be showing, or even when this pilot episode will air. The project is still in its early stages, we will probably have to wait a few months before finding out more. Still, such a reboot is a risk for the television channel, which will have to satisfy the fans of the first hour while attracting new spectators in its nets. Especially since the reboot trend is starting to tire …