The Galaxy Quest TV Show Is Really Happening, Will Stream on Amazon

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 12:37PM
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 12:37PM
The Galaxy Quest TV Show Is Really Happening, Will Stream on Amazon
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It was previously announced that Paramount was developing the 1999 sci-fi comedy classic Galaxy Quest into a television show, and shopping the series to different network. Now, the show has finally landed at Amazon, who will produce the pilot and then decide if they want to make more episodes.

A parody of sci-fi movies of the time, Galaxy Quest followed a troupe of actors who appears in a space opera television show and subsequently discovers that a real-life alien society has modeled their civilization after the fictional, idealized conception of extraterrestrials. Galaxy Quest was well-reviewed when it first came out and went on to become a cult classic, with J.J. Abrams calling it "one of the best Star Trek movies ever made."

The film starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, but there's no word on whether any of them will return. It will likely be a full reboot with different actors, although since it's a comedy, there's more of a chance that the same actors could continue the same silly story, a la Wet Hot American Summer. Some of them may be too famous for a television series on a streaming service, but considering the pedigree of shows like House of Cards, you never know.

But either way, the creative team remains essentially the same. Robert Gordon, the co-writer of the original film, will write the pilot script, and the original director, Dean Parisot, will direct, with both serving as executive producers. If the show does go to series, it will join fellow sci-fi movie-to-television adaptations Minority Report, Limitless, and Ash vs. Evil Dead.
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