The brand new “Quantum Leap” premiered September 19 on NBC, and stars Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Track, the lead physicist on the title undertaking, who, like his predecessor, is getting hurtled from one cut-off date to a different whereas struggling partial amnesia. The important thing distinction right here is that Ben’s Al, Addison Augustine (Caitlin Bassett), is greater than his greatest buddy. She’s his lover.
This, clearly, provides a difficult new wrinkle to the sequence, whereas elevating the stakes significantly. As Lee defined to TV Line, “Buddy comedies are nice, however why not see a romance as an alternative of a bromance? I believe this can be a nice alternative to dive into completely different dynamics of what these leaps can really feel like, particularly if there’s extra at stake than only a friendship.” Gero added, “It is only a actually neat twist on what’s in the end the worst long-distance relationship, like really completely different time zones in a manner that I do not suppose anybody has skilled.”
Lee elaborated on this narrative twist in an interview with /Movie, notably as to how the amnesia issue complicates issues. He additionally cites an Adam Sandler comedy as inspiration.
“Like Dr. Sam Beckett, Ben Track has Swiss cheese reminiscence, and he would not bear in mind the love of his life. As he begins to piece that collectively, him probably dying takes on an entire different that means, as a result of there’s any individual that he must get again to. So it is a dynamic that’s actually enjoyable to play. It is also actually enjoyable to primarily do a ’50 First Dates’ as nicely, so there’s lots of enjoyable themes that play with having a romantic hologram companion.”