CBC has picked up the rights to Duncan Jones’ magnificent Source Code, and is aiming turn turn it right into a weekly telly series. The pitch is as follows: “Three former federal agents who’re a part of a top-secret program use Source Code technology to leap into the consciousness of individuals inquisitive about tragic events.” Which sounds so much like Quantum Leap meets… Quantum Leap. As well as Quantum Leap, we imagine it’ll probably reference Quantum Leap, Quantum Leap and Quantum Leap. Which is okay by us. Especially if Scott Bakula has an ordinary role (he did cameo within the movie, after all), ideally reprising his Sam Beckett character. Who, you may also remember, appeared in Quantum Leap. Quantum Leap. Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds) will produce and Steve Maeda (Lost, Mislead Me) will head up the writing team, and they will be aiming to get it on screens in 2012. Let’s hope it’s pretty much as good as Quantum Leap. We like Quantum Leap.
Source Code to become TV series