Galaxy Quest TV Series In The Works At Amazon

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Amazon Studios is turning the 1999 sci-f comedy Galaxy Quest into a TV series, Entertainment Weekly reports. The series will be developed in partnership with Paramount Television.

The original film starred the cast of the in-universe sci-fi series Galaxy Quest, which bore strong similarities to the original Star Trek, as they are abducted and forced to man an actual starship by aliens who mistook their show for reality.

The original film featured a stellar cast, including Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, and Sam Rockwell. The show is still in its very early stages, and there has been no indication that the studios are looking for these actors to return.

Robert Gordon, who co-wrote the original film, will return to writer and executive produce the new series pilot. Director Dean Parisot will return to direct and executive produce. Executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein will also return.