Galaxy Quest TV series in the works

A small screen reboot of the sci-fi spoof starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver is reportedly in development

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It’s been an eventful week for sci-fi fans with a new Star Wars teaser and news of a Daredevil renewal on Netflix and now there’s more good news – cult classic Galaxy Quest looks set for a small screen revival.

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Deadline reports that Paramount is developing a TV series from the 1999 sci-fi parody, which starred Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen and Sam Rockwell as the cast of a long-cancelled space opera television series forced to take on their roles in real life when an alien race needs their help.

Details are still scarce, but it’s thought that the film’s writer Robert Gordon may take on similar duties for the show, while director Dean Parisot, and producer Mark Johnson are also rumoured to return.

The news comes less than a month after fans petitioned Dreamworks to hold a Galaxy Quest Convention in 2017.

“Galaxy Quest is a beloved sci-fi comedy film with fans all across the globe”, they wrote.

“The convention and events featured in the movie take place 18 years after the end of the TV show. By Grabthar’s hammer, it seems only fitting to have a Galaxy Quest convention in 2017, 18 years after the film’s release date of 1999!”

The big question, of course, is: will Alan Rickman be back? Watch this space.

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