Justin Hartley is back on NBC for his first post This Is Us TV role, appearing in an upcoming episode of the network’s Quantum Leap revival.
In a new promo unveiled after Quantum Leap‘s series premiere on Monday, Raymond Lee’s protagonist Ben leaps into the body of a young woman who’s receiving a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, played by Hartley. According to sources, Hartley’s character, Jake, is a bounty hunter who’s partnered — personally and professionally — with Eva (the person into which Ben has leapt).
“Babe, what do you say? Make it official?” Hartley’s character asks, ring box in hand — and Ben can’t quite wrap his head around the weirdness of the moment, especially when he looks in the mirror.
Hartley’s episode is slated to air in October. Fun fact: The outing also features a guest turn by Blood & Treasure‘s Sofia Pernas (aka Hartley’s real-life wife).
The promo also tees up new developments in Ben’s time-hopping journey, including the suggestion that he can leap into timeframes beyond his own lifetime. In one example, Ben finds himself transported to the Old West.
Take a look at the promo to watch Justin Hartley ‘s first post This Is Us TV role!
Justin Hartley and Wife Sofia Pernas to Guest Star on NBC’s ‘Quantum Leap’
It’s a husband-and-wife affair on Quantum Leap! Justin Hartley and Sofia Pernas are set to guest star in an upcoming episode of the NBC reboot, which stars Raymond Lee.
The real-life couple will appear in episode 4 of the freshman sci-fi drama, which is set to air Oct. 10.
The episode, titled “A Decent Proposal,” follows Ben (Lee) as he leaps to 1980s Los Angeles and into the body of Eva Sandoval, a no-nonsense bounty hunter in the midst of securing an elusive target. As Eva navigates her relationship with boyfriend Jake, Ben has flashes of his own past.
Hartley will play Jake, a bounty hunter who’s partnered — professionally and personally — with Eva, the person into which Ben has leapt. Pernas will portray Tammy Jean, who grew up in Texas near the border and is the object of a bounty hunt.
New episodes of Quantum Leap air Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.