NBC Greenlights Pilots for Sci-Fi Reboot & Missing-Persons Drama


NBC has given pilot orders for the reboot of the sci-fi series Quantum Leap and the missing-persons drama Found.

From Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, Quantum Leap takes place 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and disappeared in time. A new team has been assembled to restart the project to understand the machine and its creator.

The pilot of Quantum Leap is produced by Universal Television, with Lilien and Wynbrandt executive producing for I Have an Idea! Entertainment. Other executive producers are Don Bellisario for Belisarius Productions, Martin Gero for Quinn’s House Productions and Deborah Pratt.

Found, a one-hour drama from Nkechi Okoro Carroll, has also received a pilot order. More than 600,000 people are reported missing in the U.S. each year, but more than half are people of color who are forgotten about. A public relations specialist, once herself one of those missing persons, and her crisis management team ensure there is always someone looking out for the forgotten ones.

The pilot is produced by Berlanti Productions and Rock My Soul Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers are Okoro Carroll and Lindsay Dunn for Rock My Soul Productions and Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden for Berlanti Productions.