TO galaxy quest The series is reportedly in development for Paramount+. A new show based on the 1999 cult classic film, a parody of Star Trek and its fandom, will land in the streaming home of five Trek original series, according to the hollywood reporter.
The sci-fi comedy followed a cast of failed actors who made a miserable living on the convention circuit after their TV series, also called galaxy quest – it was cancelled. The plot involves aliens picking up broadcasts of the show from Earth, believing it to be a real-life documentary. The socially awkward aliens, gelatinous creatures that take on humanoid forms, seek leadership from the actors as their planet faces extinction. The cast is eventually transported to outer space, where they grudgingly face the threat and finally learn to live up to their TV personas. galaxy quest it was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $90 million at the box office and earning cult classic status.
If the series does bring back the original cast of the film, it will have to make do without star Alan Rickman, who died of cancer in 2016. In addition to his scene-stealing turn as Alexander Dane, the film starred Tim Allen as the equivalent William Shatner’s Narcissist. Jason Nesmith, Sigourney Weaver as Gwen DeMarco, Tony Shalhoub as Fred Kawn, Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber, and Sam Rockwell as Guy Fleegman (a parody of Star Trek’s expendable “red shirts”).
The new Paramount+ series is in its “early stages of development.” Mark Johnson, the film’s executive producer, returns for the upcoming series. No casting or writing decisions have been reported. Paramount TV Studios will develop the film for its streaming counterpart.
The upcoming series isn’t the first attempt to revive the IP. In 2021 it was reported that Simon Pegg and Succession writer Georgia Pritchett was directing a new series; it is not clear if the new project includes them. Before that, in 2015, an adaptation with the original cast was also in development. However, that one never progressed beyond the development stage after Rickman’s death and scheduling conflicts with Allen. In a 2016 interview, Rockwell told the Hollywood Reporter: “We were ready to sign up, and (then) Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available, he has (last man standing), and everyone’s schedule was strange. I was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That is a difficult void to fill.”