After years of stops, starts and false hopes, streaming service Paramount+ has announced its development of a Galaxy Quest tv show according to Deadline. The property comes from the 1999 beloved sci-fi comedy about the washed-up cast of a epic space series that is tasked with saving a real alien civilization. It starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, and the late great Alan Rickman.
The show is in its early stages and executive produced by the film’s producer Mark Johnson. No concept or writer attached has been released. It’s also worth mentioning that a potential writer’s strike could impede the project.
This is not the first time a Galaxy Quest TV show has been in the works. Comedian Paul Scheer was set to adapt it. Then, Simon Pegg from the cinematic Star Trek universe was set to team up with Succession’s Georgia Pritchett for another version. A version with the same cast was in the works at Amazon in 2015 when Rickman passed away the next year.
It would be interesting to see what the idea is before we write off the show. Would it be a version of the actual TV show that Allen’s Jason Nesmith and Weaver’s Gwen DeMarco starred in. Could it be another iteration of that show, like a Star Trek: Next Generation thing? Could it be a complete reboot. By Grabthar’s hammer, only time will tell.