Not sure if this news got out there fully before, but in case you did miss it, a Galaxy Quest TV series, based on the cult, much-loved 1999 movie, is being set-up over at Amazon. This past week, the folks over at /Film spoke to the writer of the new series, Paul Scheer as he was out doing press rounds for The Disaster Artist, in which he appears. More on the exciting Galaxy Quest TV series below.
Galaxy Quest TV Series Writer Speaks Out On New Project
“For me, it was really important to do service to a Galaxy Quest story that gives you everything that you want and indoctrinates people who have never seen Galaxy Quest into what the fun of that world is. That Tropic Thunder, Galaxy Quest world.”
He went on to say: “And also to continue the story of our original characters and have consequences from the first film. So it is mixing two casts. It’s separate kind of adventures that kind of merge, and I’m looking at this first season not as episodic, but as a serialized story. So, the only way I’ve been looking at it is, using everything from the first movie and making the reasons for everything not just – I want to avoid anything that could be viewed as a reboot for reboot’s sake. There are real reasons behind these choices – maybe too much so.”
Obviously, as Scheer alluded to, the series is a ways off, but it would be hugely popular as the film is still so very loved to this day, 18 years on from its original release. There’s also no word as to whether the likes of Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell would return, but here’s hoping.
More on the Galaxy Quest TV series as we get it.