Amazon Studios will develop the Galaxy Quest series with Paramount
Entertainment Weekly reports that Paramount Television partnering with Amazon Studios and their streaming service to develop the film Galaxy Quest for a television revival. One of the film’s original writers Robert Gordon will pen the pilot script and executive produce the Galaxy Quest series along with the original director Dean Parisot and producer Mark Johnson. Parisot, a vet of TV series such as “Grace and Frankie” and “Masters of Sex,” will helm the show as well.
It’s unclear at this point whether the television series will be a sequel to the series or a reboot, or if any of the original cast is onboard. Talk of a sequel to the film has been discussed previously though nothing has materialized. A comic book sequel titled “Galaxy Quest: Global Warning” debuted in 2009 and an ongoing series titled “Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues” is currently being published by IDW.
Released in 1999, Galaxy Quest was conceived as a parody not only of the original “Star Trek” series but of the cult following that series has amassed over the years. The film centered on the cast of an old sci-fi television series recruited by a race of aliens believing them to be the characters they played on the series. The film starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell.