An earlier attempt to make a “Galaxy Quest” TV show in the 2010s was described as a sequel (of sorts) to the original film. The plan was for Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Daryl Mitchell, and Tony Shalhoub to reprise their roles as the actors who starred in the fictional “Galaxy Quest” TV series, with Sam Rockwell also returning as Guy Fleegman — a “red shirt” on the show who joins the actors on their real-life interstellar escapades. The movie’s original creative team of director Dean Parisot, writer Robert Gordon, and executive producer Mark Johnson were also working behind-the-scenes. However, Rickman’s death in January 2016 led to the project (which was set up at Amazon) being indefinitely postponed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson is spearheading the latest attempt to make a “Galaxy Quest” TV show with Paramount+ and Paramount Television Studios, with the search for a head writer currently underway. Given the sheer plethora of recent “Star Trek” series already streaming on Paramount+ (with more on the way!), there’s certainly plenty of fresh material for the “Galaxy Quest” show to poke loving fun at. Not to mention, the original movie’s messages about the power of fandom and fan culture have only grown more pointed since 1999, so the TV continuation shouldn’t be hurting for relevancy. For now, though, it remains to be seen whether this version actually gets off the ground (even if it has to scratch up the sides of the docking bay along the way).
/Film will keep you posted on the “Galaxy Quest” TV series as more information is made available.