‘Quantum Leap’ Creator Donald Bellisario Writes Follow-Up Film
Donald Bellisario, the creator of Quantum Leap, revealed he has written a full movie script as a follow up to the original show.
QUANTUM LEAP MAY RETURN WITH A FEATURE FILM
Quantum Leap was a cult sci-fi classic that ran from 1989 to 1993, and starred Scott Bakula. “I just finished writing a Quantum Leap feature,” Bellisario said at the Los Angeles Comic Con. “I don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but I did write it.”
Most fans agree that the TV show had a disappointing ending, where the show writers didn’t bring Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett home. The actor and creator have both defended the episode, but that didn’t stop Bellisario from writing a follow-up. “I was proud of that episode,” Bellisario said. “Everybody was.”
“It was a great episode,” Bakula added. “Last episodes are always controversial.”
Fans of the original series are ecstatic about the news, and are already thinking that Netflix would be the perfect home for the film. “Deffo think #Netflix should bring back #QuantumLeap,” wrote on Twitter user. “Yes, please. THIS. NOW. My all time favorite TV show. I’ve been hoping for this for years,” another agreed.
this is where i point out that quantum leap is my favorite tv show of all time and i would love to be the showrunner for the netflix reboot pic.twitter.com/rhJAoicrGA
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 24, 2017
Q: Is there a chance of a Quantum Leap reboot?
Bellisario: I just wrote a feature.
— Lauren Gallaway ✨ (@LaurenGallaway) October 28, 2017
When pressed for a plot tease, Bellisario was mostly tight-lipped. “I write things exactly the same way. I just start writing and I let them take me wherever it’s going to take me,” he explained. “I’m entertained the same way the audience is. So I just put Scott and Dean [Stockwell] in my head, kind of rebooted them, and went from there.”