Could Galaxy Quest return? It’s looking more and more likely. Apparently, Paramount+ wants to turn the beloved sci-fi spoof into a TV series.
A Galaxy Quest TV show has been discussed for years now. The original pitch for the show was to do a continuation of the original 1999 film, with the same cast. Unfortunately, with the passing of Alan Rickman in 2016, that project seemed to fizzle out. Since then, a few other ideas for Galaxy Quest shows have circulated, but never moved forward.
Now, Paramount+ hopes to bring back Galaxy Quest somehow. Currently, the potential series is just in early development. It doesn’t have a set plot or even a writer just yet. However, the film’s producer Mark Johnson plans to executive produce the potential series.
The original Galaxy Quest film spoofed the Star Trek franchise. Although the movie didn’t prove a big box office hit, it definitely achieved cult status among sci-fi fans. It starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni. It also introduced Justin Long in his feature debut.
Since we don’t know Paramount+’s vision for the potential series, we can’t say where the original cast and characters might fit into the show. (Hopefully some cameos at least?) So, check back to THS for more updates on this one.
Until we know for sure, feel free to speculate in the comments below. What do you want to see in a Galaxy Quest TV series?