Galaxy Quest Reboot Finds a Writer

Original plans to develop a TV series based on 1999’s Galaxy Quest were put on hold following the passing of Alan Rickman, who played Alexander Dane in the movie.Now, THR is reporting Paul Scheer (The LeagueThe Disaster Artist) taking over writing duties for the project.

Original co-writer Robert Gordon was originally writing the the pilot but will now executive produce alongside original film producer Mark Johnson. No word on who else from the original film will be involved with the series.

Galaxy Quest starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Daryl Mitchell as the cast of the long-canceled TV show who become reluctant heroes when an alien race in need mistakes the series for a historical documentary. The film won a Hugo Award and has developed a cult following over the past 16 years, particularly among Star Trek fans.

Stay tuned, kids….

 

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