A Galaxy Quest sequence is reportedly underneath improvement for Paramount+. A brand new present primarily based on the 1999 cult-classic movie — a spoof of Star Trek and its fandom — will land on the streaming dwelling of 5 unique Trek sequence, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The sci-fi comedy adopted a forged of washed-up actors making a meager residing from the conference circuit after their tv sequence — additionally known as Galaxy Quest — was canceled. The plot includes aliens who picked up transmissions of the present from Earth, believing it to be a real-life documentary. The socially awkward extraterrestrials, gelatinous creates who tackle humanoid kinds, search the actors’ management as their planet faces extinction. The forged ultimately finds itself transported to outer house, the place they reluctantly face the menace and ultimately study to stay as much as their TV personas. Galaxy Quest was a important and business success, grossing over $90 million on the field workplace and gaining cult-classic standing.
If the sequence brings again the movie’s unique forged, it must make do with out star Alan Rickman, who died of most cancers in 2016. Along with his scene-stealing flip as Alexander Dane, the film starred Tim Allen as narcissistic William Shatner equal Jason Nesmith, Sigourney Weaver as Gwen DeMarco, Tony Shalhoub as Fred Kawn, Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber and Sam Rockwell as Man Fleegman (a spoof of Star Trek’s expendable “redshirts”).
The brand new Paramount+ sequence is in its “early improvement phases.” Mark Johnson, an government producer of the film, returns for the upcoming sequence. No casting or writing selections have been reported. Paramount TV Studios will develop the movie for its streaming counterpart.
The upcoming sequence isn’t the primary try to revive the IP. It was reported in 2021 that Simon Pegg and Succession author Georgia Pritchett had been helming a new series; it’s unclear whether or not the brand new venture consists of them. Earlier than that, in 2015, an adaptation with the unique forged was additionally underneath improvement. Nevertheless, that one by no means superior past the event stage after Rickman’s dying and scheduling conflicts with Allen. In a 2016 interview, Rockwell told the Hollywood Reporter, “We had been prepared to enroll, and [then] Alan Rickman handed away and Tim Allen wasn’t accessible — he has [Last Man Standing] — and everyone’s schedule was all bizarre. It was going to shoot, like, proper now. And the way do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a tough void to fill.”