NBC has revealed an official synopsis and release date for the reboot of Quantum Codethe cult time travel series.
Welcome to 2022 where the new common is to travel in time. If you didn’t know, stepping back in time is now as routine as buying a bus ticket. Only one thing required to accomplish the feat: fully experience your nostalgia and let everything you knew before 2000 come back as if by magic. Ghostbusters, it was still good: so here are new films and soon a series on Netflix. Hocus Pocus, a Proust madeleine? Imminent return to childhood with Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+. The past at your fingertips, even Lars Von Trier revives with The Kingdom Exodus his 90s series to fulfill our unfathomable time-skipping fantasies.
Dr. Sam Beckett, hero of the series Quantum Code, would have few lessons to teach us about quantum travel. One more proof if one was needed: it is precisely towards quantum code, completed in 1993, which we sail on now. Thirty years later, NBC announced thehe return of the science fiction series with a reboot with an extremely original name: Quantum Code.
With this reboot, we will be entitled to a brand new cast (although the presence of Scott Bakula, original interpreter of Sam Beckett, is not to be excluded in this return), but the recipe will remain, a priori, the same. Note, this reboot will not be quite one since its story is indeed after that of the original series. An official synopsis was revealed by NBC so we can learn more:
It has now been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett took his first quantum leap and disappeared. Now a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), was assembled to restart the Quantum Code project in hopes of understanding the mysteries behind its machine and creator. Suddenly, Ben decides to take an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving his team behind to figure out the reason for his action. Now, through his time jumps, Ben is at the side of Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears to him as a hologram that only he can see and hear. She is an army veteran, which allows her to have great composure in her task.
At the controls of this highly classified operation is Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson), a pragmatic military officer who must answer to his superiors about the breach in his mission protocol and they won’t be happy to hear about it. . The rest of the team consists of Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), who manages an artificial intelligence named Ziggy, and Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee), who takes care of the digital security of the project.
As Ben jumps from life to life through time, mending the mistakes of the past, it becomes clear that he and his team are off on a thrilling adventure. However, Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn know they will also have to solve the mystery of Ben’s jump and bring him back to the present before they lose him forever.
Using exactly the same concept as the original series, this new Quantum Code promises, with its new characters, to make viewers live or relive an adventure at the level of the one that ended after 5 seasons, in 93. If it is possible that the moment will come when the road of our new protagonists crosses that by Dr. Sam Beckett, they will nevertheless have the task of emancipating themselves from the (ironical) past. In order for it to live up to its successor to the duo of Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, the series will have to develop its own potential and not be satisfied with being a mere modernized ersatz of its predecessor.
Will the time jump be successful or not? A question that we often ask ourselves, but here we will have the answer quickly enough since Quantum Code will land on NBC Monday on September 19. In France, the series does not yet have a known broadcaster.