NBC’s new “Quantum Leap” series, a part-sequel and part-reboot of the popular 1990s sci-fi drama, has reportedly seen a behind-the-scenes shake-up.
Martin Gero has stepped in as new showrunner, replacing both Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt who penned the pilot and will remain on the show as executive producers. In addition, “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Meg” scribe Dean Georgaris has also hopped onboard as executive producer.
Gero, who has been with the show since its development, is an experienced showrunner and producer on series such as “Blindspot,” “Dark Matter,” “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Bored to Death” and the recent “Kung Fu”.
So far the series has shot three episodes, including the pilot. According to Deadline, NBC was reportedly not entirely happy with the pilot and so that episode will now air later in the run with indications being it will now be the third instead.
Otherwise, the network is said to be “happy creatively with what they are seeing” and the new talent aims to “bring a steady, experience hand to a challenging production”.
Thor Freudenthal, who helmed the pilots of “La Brea” and “Carnival Row,” directs the new pilot episode. Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett and Nanrisa Lee co-star in the series which is slated to premiere on September 19th.