The Galaxy Quest TV series has had a tumultuous journey so far. Despite the fervor of the show’s devoted fan base, previous attempts to bring the show back to life have been unsuccessful. Paramount TV and Amazon had been working on a version of the series, but the project never got off the ground. However, it seems that Paramount is not giving up just yet, as they are now setting up a new version of the show on their streaming service, Paramount+.
According to Variety, the new version of Galaxy Quest currently has no creatives attached to it. Mark Johnson, who served as an executive producer on the original 1999 movie, will likely be involved in some capacity. The film featured an all-star cast including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell. The movie followed the adventures of a group of actors who starred in a canceled Star Trek-like TV show and are recruited by aliens who believe they are real heroes to help them fight a dangerous threat.
The previous attempt to bring back Galaxy Quest faced numerous challenges, with issues arising over casting the original stars. The tragic death of Alan Rickman in January 2016 only added to the difficulties. Comedian, actor, writer, and podcaster Paul Scheer took over scripting duties, but the project remained stalled.
Despite the setbacks, the return of Galaxy Quest is eagerly anticipated by its dedicated fan base. The original film was a critical and commercial success, and its combination of action, comedy, and sci-fi has made it a beloved cult classic. With a new version in development at Paramount+, it remains to be seen who will be involved creatively and whether the original cast members will make an appearance. Nevertheless, fans of the series can hold on to hope that the Galaxy Quest TV series will finally come to fruition.