After an unlawful jump, Ben Song (Raymond Lee) in the first episode of Quantum Leap 1985 found himself inside the body of a would-be diamond thief. However, we now know that Al’s daughter Janice Calavicci was engaged in his decision to leap.
Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson) stated at the hour’s conclusion that Janice wished to join the new Quantum Leap project in honor of her late father. Concerned about her attachment to Al (Dean Stockwell), who passed away last year, and Sam (Scott Bakula), who never returned home, the Department of Defense ultimately decided against accepting her. Ben’s jump night was marked by Janice’s frantic text messages urging him to make the leap immediately since “time was running out.”
Martin Gero, the show’s creator, claims that the story of Janice has hardly begun. His family, the Calaviccis, has a significant role in the first season, he says TVLine. In a lot of episodes, Janice (Georgina Reilly) will make an appearance.
Quantum Leap Boss Breaks Down That Al Connection
The Calavicci family was always intended to play a significant role in NBC’s new take on Quantum Leap, which was being produced while Stockwell was still alive. However, the show’s treatment of Al changed once Stockwell passed away in November 2021.
The hope was always that Dean may make a cameo, Gero says. But when he died away, it was vital that we keep his memory alive in the program in some substantial manner.
Keep reading for more information from showrunner Martin Gero and cast members Raymond Lee and Ernie Hudson.
Quantum Leap: The show is its own thing, but we have this really beautiful connection to the past that is informing everything that we’re doing, and in a way that I think will reward viewers of the old show without alienating new viewers who maybe haven’t seen all 90+ episodes of Quantum Leap,” says Gero of the show’s ties to the original series. I can’t wait for you guys to see more of Georgina as Janice Calavicci; the plot is great, and it’s heading in some great directions.
It’s up to Addison to share what she can reveal since there are certain things best kept unsaid for Ben’s own benefit and health and wellbeing,” says Lee of Addison informing Ben, who lost his memory, that she was initially scheduled to leap and Ben was supposed to be her hologram. Perhaps she has insight into what motivates him to [make an unlawful leap], but it would be inappropriate for her to share it with me. However, there’s a lot of mystery and intrigue to be found in such places.
He’s someone who you can connect to, Hudson said of his co-star Lee. What I enjoyed most about Scott Bakula (in the original) was that he was amusing and silly and charming without being annoying. Sometimes he’d end himself in sticky circumstances, but he always managed to make you feel sorry for him. I believe Raymond is the same way.
We’re attempting to have a few per [episode], and there are some legendary objects that ultimately will find their way back into the canon of this show as well, says Gero of the program’s Easter egg inclusion. The creators of this new series are longtime viewers of the old one, and the creators of the previous series are also involved in its production, so there’s a strong sense of continuity between the two.