Galaxy Quest TV Series

Galaxy Quest Series Lands at Amazon

By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall get your Galaxy Quest series.

As reported back in April, Paramount Television was developing a TV series based on the aforementioned 1999 film. Now, reports, the smaller-screen Galaxy Quest has touched down at Amazon, home to such originals as the acclaimed Transparent, Bosch and Alpha House.

The Galaxy Quest movie starred Tim Allen (now on Last Man Standing), Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell as cast members of a Star Trek-like series that has long been off the air. During a fan convention appearance, they encounter a group they think are cosplayers but who are really Thermians aka aliens — played by, among others, Veronica Mars‘ Enrico Colantoni, The Office‘s Rainn Wilson and Missi Pyle — who need their help solving an intergalactic incident.

It is unclear at this early stage if the Amazon series will continue the original story, with or without any previous cast, or reboot it whole.

RELATED Wes Craven and Syfy Developing People Under the Stairs, Other Series

Robert Gordon, who penned the original Galaxy Quest script, will write the pilot and executive-produce alongside director Dean Parisot and film EPs Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

    • Should be interesting to see what kind of show we’re getting. Will it be about the actors or about the crew, meaning a continuation of the formula from the movie and comics, or the adventures of the actual fictional characters.

  1. Daya says:

    AHH! How EXCITING! Can’t wait to see how it turns out. <3

  2. Ian says:

    They need to cast it as iconically as the original film. Thats what made it so great.
    Netflix has that kind of star-getting power. Not so sure about Amazon.

  3. Lizo says:

    Whyyyyyyy?!? The movie is perfect all on its own.

  4. GMan says:

    No need to recreate the movie. Maybe a continuation of meeting Aliens and return of the Thermians to Earth. Movie was awesome. Thank you Amazon. Will watch.

  5. Pat says:

    Only way they get Rickman or Weaver is if it is something like HBO with a shortened season. Alllen is busy and Shaloub maybe. So probably a recast

  6. pakegler says:

    Don’t forget Daryl Mitchell (pilot Tommy Webber)…who is now a regular on NCIS: NO.

  7. Here’s your plot: It’s 2016. Hollywood is working on the third film of a Galaxy Quest reboot franchise. Some fans hate how they have changed some things from the original series. As production continues and excitement builds, the series focuses on the cast of the tv series as they deal with their current careers.

  8. Anon says:

    So Galaxy Quest the next generation?
    That could be fun but who will be fake patrick stewart

  9. Drew says:

    They should keep the original cast option open for a movie sequel, but I don’t see them coming back for a series. Probably best to focus on a Next Generation cast, with guest appearances by the originals.

  10. CMG says:

    I’m not optimistic about this. GalaxyQuest was a really fun one-off movie, but I don’t think it would work at all as an ongoing series. I think they should have just left it well enough alone.

    • Rusty says:

      I agree completely. The movie was good, but as a series it will fail unless they got all of the folks from the movie. (not gonna happen) The salary’s alone would be prohibitive. Besides like CMG said it is a stand alone movie.

  11. Bark Star says:

    Terrible idea. While the movie was enjoyable and fun, if you look at it more clsoely it is actually a terrible script full of holes. Turning it into a TV show would be a bad idea unless you rework it completely.

  12. Sana says:

    and also
    so conflicted