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Galaxy Quest TV series landing at Amazon


Looks like the Galaxy Quest crew has found a new home! Amazon Studios is developing a series based on the beloved 1999 cult sci-fi hit. The streaming outlet is partnering with producer Paramount Television on the project.

Unlike many high-concept movies, the story behind Galaxy Quest seems as suitable for a TV series as it was for a theatrical film. The show’s development is at an early stage. It’s not clear if members of the film’s cast will be sought for the show, or if the series will be a complete reboot. The film had some major (and tough to get) names among the NSEA Protector crew—including Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell.

Behind the camera, however, the crew is very much the same. The film’s co-writer Robert Gordon will pen the script and executive produce the pilot. The film’s director is Dean Parisot and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are on board as well.

If Galaxy Quest is officially greenlit to pilot and then to series, the project will be the latest movie-to-TV adaption to hit the small screen. Next season there’s CBS’ Rush Hour and Limitless, and Fox’s Minority Report, to name but a few in the pipeline.

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