1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest is getting a television series adaptation, and Amazon Studios is the one set to bring it to life.
According to EW, Amazon and Paramount Television are teaming up to develop a series based on the original film, which told of a group of cast members from a sci-fi TV series who are abducted and find themselves having to run a real starship.
Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot will be returning in the same capacity here, as will the film’s co-writer Robert Gordon. Both Parisot and Gordon are on board as executive producers, alongside Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.
While those behind the camera are mostly the same from the film, there’s no word as yet on whether or not any cast members will return. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shalhoub starred in the film.
Galaxy Quest didn’t exactly ace it at the box office, earning around $90 million worldwide, but it’s gathered itself quite a loyal following over the years. It’s a downright funny, smart and energetic little outing, so we suggest you see it if you still haven’t.
While we’re usually rolling our eyes at the amount of films getting a TV adaptation, Galaxy Quest‘s plot and stylings are actually perfect for a serial re-imaging. Fingers crossed this goes well.