The brand new “Quantum Leap” premiered September 19 on NBC, and stars Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Tune, 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 finest buddy. She’s his lover.
This, clearly, provides a tough new wrinkle to the sequence, whereas elevating the stakes significantly. As Lee explained to TV Line, “Buddy comedies are nice, however why not see a romance as a substitute of a bromance? I believe it is a nice alternative to dive into totally 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 totally different time zones in a approach that I do not suppose anybody has skilled.”
Lee elaborated on this narrative twist in an interview with /Film, significantly as to how the amnesia issue complicates issues. He additionally cites an Adam Sandler comedy as inspiration.
“Like Dr. Sam Beckett, Ben Tune has Swiss cheese reminiscence, and he does not bear in mind the love of his life. As he begins to piece that collectively, him presumably dying takes on an entire different that means, as a result of there’s any person that he must get again to. So it is a dynamic that’s actually enjoyable to play. It is also actually enjoyable to basically do a ’50 First Dates’ as properly, so there’s quite a lot of enjoyable themes that play with having a romantic hologram associate.”