The return of the sci-fi series "Quantum Leap" is officially in the works after NBC approved a pilot episode of the sequel. The original 1989-time travel drama ran for five seasons on the network.

The reboot is set 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished.

"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," the reboot's official synopsis said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It is not clear if Bakula will be part of the sequel but some sources told the outlet the actor "may be involved."

Bakula had earlier teased about the possible revival of the series, which ran from March 1989 through May 1993. "There's very significant conversations about it right now going on," Bakula told podcast host the late Bob Saget in September.

In the series, Bakula played a physicist who traveled to the past and leaped into someone else's body to fix some mistakes from the past.

"I don't know what it would be. I don't know who would have it. The rights were a mess for years. I don't know if they're even sorted out now. That's always been the biggest complication," he said in the podcast.

Original series creator Don Bellisario will be one of the executive producers of the sequel, along with Deborah Pratt, who co-produced, co-wrote and narrated the introduction of the original drama, and Martin Gero.

Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt will serve as the sequel's showrunners.

Bakula also revealed in the podcast that he had talked with Bellisario about the show's return to television.

"And he would always say, 'I can't write it without thinking of you and Dean (Stockwell).' I said 'Just think about me and Dean and write your show. Get it out there. If you have an idea, just write it. I am sure it will be great," the actor said.

In the original "Quantum Leap" series, Bakula completed his time-hopping missions with his hologram companion Admiral Al Cavicci (played by Stockwell, who died in November 2021 at the age of 85).

Bakula dedicated a lengthy Instagram post to Stockwell the same month as a tribute to the late actor.

"I met Dean at his audition for Quantum Leap in 1988. He had agreed to 'read' for the Network, I was already cast. We connected immediately and my career and my life were changed that day in Brandon Tartikoff's office. How lucky were we to get him? A few months later he would be nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 'Married to the Mob,' but he was stuck with us. Serendipity? All I know is, he never tried to get out or complain, he loved the role and the show and the rest was history," Bakula wrote at the time.

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