Take this news with a pinch of salt, but it might be time to leap back through space and time once again at some point in the near future.

Not that we don't believe it's not true, but it's more the fact that rumblings of a 'Quantum Leap' reboot have been around since as far back as we can remember.

Originally released in the late '80s and running for five seasons on NBC until the early '90s, 'Quantum Leap' starred Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett, a time-travelling physicist who leaps through time, temporarily taking the place of other people in order to correct historical inaccuracies. 

Dean Stockwell also starred in the sci-fi series, playing Admiral Al Calavicci, Sam's best friend and holographic companion. Although it wasn't hugely popular at the time, the series is now considered a cult classic, remaining popular among TV viewers who caught it before being cancelled.

A 'Quantum Leap' reboot in the form of a movie has been on the cards for quite some time, with a script allegedly being formed some three years ago from series creator Donald Bellisario. It seems the script didn't get passed on much further than this early stage.

However, a fresh TV series approach is now at an early stage with "significant conversations" happening, according to the main star of the fan-favourite show. Speaking with Bob Saget on his podcast 'Bob Saget's Here For You', Scott Bakula told the host: "There’s very significant conversations about it right now going on.

"I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. The rights were a mess for years. I don’t know if they’re even sorted out now. That’s always been the biggest complication."

Universal TV was the original producer of the series, so should it go to a streaming service, it could more than likely go to Peacock. As to what form this potential 'Quantum Leap' reboot could take is anyone's guess - but there's certainly interest out there for a rehash of the story.

You can watch and listen to the full interview below.