Quantum Leap season 3 renewal or cancellation decision likely to be made in April

Quantum Leap's future holds in the balance as we wait for its season three renewal.
QUANTUM LEAP -- "One Night in Koreatown" Episode 205 -- Pictured: Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC)
QUANTUM LEAP -- "One Night in Koreatown" Episode 205 -- Pictured: Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC) /

Quantum Leap wrapped up season 2 with its emotionally charged two-hour finale on Feb. 20. In the first half, Dr. Ben Song (Raymond Lee) became a firefighter and saved the lives of Hannah Carson (Eliza Taylor) and her son, Jeffrey. For the latter, we discovered he's the tech billionaire Gideon Rydge (James Frain), who harbored revengeful desires to take over the Quantum Leap Project thanks to a long-ago letter from Ben to Hannah.

Gideon/Jefferey's bold and sinister move caused the current QL team to lose their jobs, and they had to take drastic measures to try to bring Ben home, changing the course of history yet again. It was successful, and everything went back the way it was, with a few new enhancements.

The finale additionally dropped Easter Eggs spinning back to the original 1989 Quantum Leap, including 1990s Ziggy. As a tech-savvy person myself, I loved how the writers tied this piece in, making both series into one. The finale also acted as a possible series finale in the event that a renewal doesn't happen.

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QUANTUM LEAP -- "As the World Burns" Episode 212 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eliza Taylor As Hannah Carson, Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song -- (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC) /

As of now, Quantum Leap is in limbo as it waits for its season 3 renewal news. The fans' patience will be tested, as it'll be a few weeks before we know for certain about QL's future and fate.

Universal TV's president discusses Quantum Leap's renewal status

Per Deadline's interview, Universal TV's president, Erin Underhill spoke of Quantum Leap's renewal status.

"The way that [the writers] wrapped that [finale] up is it could be a satisfying ending, but they could also continue on, so I think we're going to be waiting to hear back from NBC as we approach the May Upfront, as to what the status is," stated Underhill.

If season 3 does happen, the stories and leaps have infinite possibilities, all with an underlying purpose and a chance to remap history. While realistically, we cannot change history, Quantum Leap's unique situational storylines offer it for a better future.

"Like always, I think it's going to depend on [NBC's] development and how they're feeling about the pilots that come in, and where Quantum [Leap] would potentially go on the schedule," Underhill added to Deadline. "But I think everyone has a lot of support for that show and [a] big fanbase in terms of that of being a major library title for us [at Universal]. So, we're optimistic, but we won't know anything with certainty until, I think, probably April."

Quantum Leap's season 2 finale closed with an all-time series ratings high, with a cliffhanger where Ben and Addison (Caitlin Bassett) leaped to what suspiciously looked like World War II Europe. Where their adventure takes them, only time will tell.

Quantum Leap is available to stream on Peacock.

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