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Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson joins NBC Quantum Leap reboot

NBC’s upcoming Quantum Leap reboot is once again hitting us with the nostalgia train as Ernie Hudson, who starred in 90’s movie Ghostbusters is set to join the cast of the revived sci-fi series, according to Deadline. Deadline report that Hudson is going to play brand-new character in...
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Quantum Leap Sequel Series Casts Ernie Hudson

Ghostbusters and Arrow star Ernie Hudson will add another iconic pop culture frachise to his resume. The actor has been cast in one of the lead roles on Quantum Leap, the upcoming sequel series that picks up years after the original Quantum Leap, which starred Scott Bakula (Chuck, Star Trek: Enterprise) and the late Dean Stockwell. The new series stars Raymond Lee (Kevin Can F**k Himself), and now Hudson. It seems likely that since Lee is the time-traveler (the Bakula role), Hudson's character will step into the role originally played by Al Calavicci (Stockwell), as military brass whose likeness is the face of the time-traveler's AI.
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The Quantum Leap Sequel Series Casts Ernie Hudson As The New Dean Stockwell

The original show starred Bakula as the traveling physicist, and Dean Stockwell as Admiral Al Calavicci, who helped Sam with his situation, appearing as a hologram and working with the A.I. computer Ziggy. Now, "Ghostbusters" star Ernie Hudson has joined the cast of the sequel series in a role similar to that of Stockwell's, according to Deadline.

Ernie Hudson to star in NBC's Quantum Leap reboot

The Ghostbusters and Oz vet will co-star with Raymond Lee in the pilot, which will serve as a sequel series to the original 1989-1993 Quantum Leap series. Hudson will play Herbert “Magic” Williams, a Vietnam veteran and head of the time travel project at Quantum Leap. Using a bit of politicking and his military know-how to keep the Pentagon at bay, Magic buys the team some time to rescue Ben but expects answers once he’s back.

Ernie Hudson Jumps To Reboot NBC Quantum Leap

Early this year, we learned that NBC was Proceed with pilot to restart Quantum leap, a TV show you’ve either been quietly obsessed with for 30 years or you may have never seen or heard of it before. Either you love it or you don’t know what it is, these are the two options. Anyway, if you’re in the “Love It” camp, the excitement of the news is somewhat dampened by the fact that original co-star Scott Bakula and original co-star Dean Stockwell didn’t co-star. He died late last year.
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‘Quantum Leap’ Pilot at NBC Casts Ernie Hudson

Hudson joins previously announced series lead Raymond Lee in the pilot. Serving as a sequel series to the original “Quantum Leap,” the new version takes place 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now 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.