Quantum Leap 2022 Cast and Character Guide

WARNING: Contains mild spoilers for Quantum Leap Season 1, Episode 1.the 2022 Quantum Leap revival has arrived, and here’s a guide to each of the new characters and stars. The sequel series airs on NBC and Peacock and continues 30 years after the events of the original Quantum Leap series’ notoriously open finale. This means that instead of rearranging the characters of Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) and Al Calavicci (Dean Stockwell), the new Quantum Leap features an all-new cast of characters that return to Dr. Beckett’s experiments.


The format of the 2022 Quantum Leap very similar to that of the original series. Each week, the main character, physicist Dr. Sam Beckett, jumping through time into the bodies of countless figures throughout history. This is roughly the same format, followed by the 2022 revival, albeit with some updates for a modern television audience. The revival finds a new team of scientists rebooting the Quantum Leap accelerator to attempt to solve the mystery of what happened to Sam Beckett all those years ago, with predictable results.

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The original Quantum Leap focused mainly on Sam’s leaps through time and regularly got support from his best friend Al’s hologram. The 2022 revival is much more focused on the folks on the other side of the Quantum Leap accelerator as they try to help the new quantum leap, Ben Song, on his time travel. This means there will be a larger, more diverse cast of characters in the Quantum Leap franchises’ 2022 revival, and here’s what viewers need to know about each of the characters and the actors they play.

Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song

In the quantum footsteps of Dr. Sam Beckett joins Dr. Ben Song, who steps into the Quantum Leap accelerator 30 years after Sam disappeared. It’s Song who will be the Beckett of the 2022 revival, a gifted physicist who jumps out of time in several people. The trailer released by NBC shows his leaps into the bodies of an astronaut, female rock star, soldier, boxer and flight driver from the 1980s. The sci-fi TV show character Dr. Song is played by Raymond Lee, who is one of the Top Gun: Mavericknew characters – Lt. Logan “Yale” Lee. He also played the part of Sam in Schitt’s Creek Annie Murphy’s Subversive Sitcom Kevin can fuck himself and starred as Duc Bayer-Boatwright in Six feet under creator Alan Ball’s short-lived comedy-drama Here and now on HBO.

Caitlin Bassett as Addison Augustin

Dean Stockwell replaced as Al in the Quantum Leap sequel is Caitlin Bassett as Addison. Like Al, Addison appears to Ben as a hologram, giving him clues on what to do to make his next jump. Unlike Al and Sam’s brotherly friendship, Ben and Addison’s bond is much more romantic in nature. Playing the character of Addison marks Caitlin Bassett’s first big screen role, having previously worked as an archive intern on Burn, motherfucker, burn! Showtime documentary about the LAPD’s problematic relationship with race.

Ernie Hudson as Herbert “Magic” Williams

While Scott Bakula will not return to Quantum Leap, the character of Herbert “Magic” Williams. The character was originally played by Christopher Kirby in the original Quantum Leap season 3, episode 2, “The Leap Home, Part II (Vietnam)”. Williams was a soldier who served in Vietnam with Sam Beckett’s brother Tom (David Newsom). He was called “Magic” Williams for his trickery of death, while Herbert, Sam ended up saving Tom Beckett’s life and kept jumping through time. In the sequel series, Williams now heads the Quantum Leap project, which bridges the gap between the scientists and US military intelligence at the Pentagon.

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The elder Herbert Williams is played by Ernie Hudson who is of course best known for playing Winston in the original and in the future Ghostbusters movies. Hudson is no stranger to the world of beloved sci-fi franchises. Other credits for Ernie Hudson include as Lily Tomlin’s love interest Jacob in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and as the patriarch of the Duncan family in the crime series The family business.

Mason Alexander Park as Ian Wright

Ian Wright is the lead programmer of the new Quantum Leap project, tasked with rebuilding Ziggy, the artificial intelligence that helped Al and Sam in the original project. Quantum Leap series. Ian Wright is played by non-binary actor Mason Alexander Park, most recently seen as Desire in Neil Gaiman’s Netflix adaptation the sandman. Park also played Gren in Netflix’s quickly canceled live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop.

Narisa Lee as Jenn Chou’

Complete the core team for the 2022 sci-fi series Quantum Leap is Jenn Chou, the new project’s head of digital security, who is also trying to figure out why Ben Song entered the Quantum Leap accelerator. Jenn is played by Nanrisa Lee, who has had a number of guest roles on shows such as: Star Trek: Picard, in which she played one of the FBI agents who arrested Picard and Guinan. Lee has also appeared in episodes of CSI: Vegas, NCIS: Los Angeles and in American horror story season 7, episode 1, “Election Night”. Before Quantum LeapNarisa Lee is probably best known for playing Tiffany Hsu in four episodes of Bosch.

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