While Scott Bakula has so far refused to return as Sam Beckett, the showrunner over on NBC’s new ”Quantum Leap” isn’t giving up.
“I will respectfully always ask him to do the show”, Martin Gero tells Collider. “I have a very, very good idea that Deborah [Pratt, producer] knows about and that Don [Bellisario, producer] knows about. I think it could be really exciting. But I also completely respect his wishes.
He knows our enthusiasm for him. He knows our enthusiasm, our love, and our reverence for the old show. It’s a no right now. It would be pretty amazing to have him back, but I don’t know what that timeline looks like, or even if it’s possible.”
Gero knows he has to tread carefully.
“Yes. I wanna be able to call his managers just enough where they feel like I want him on the show, but not enough where they’re like, ‘This is a possible stalker situation. We need to alert the authorities.’ We would all love for that to happen, but we completely honor and respect his wishes.”
The series hasn’t been a huge hit so far so it’s unsure whether it’ll even advance to a second season at this stage.