Galaxy Quest TV series in development at Amazon Prime

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Aug 29, 2015, 7:50 PM EDT (Updated)

There have been rumblings of a Galaxy Quest revival for a while, and now the project has apparently found a home: Amazon Prime.

Entertainment Weekly reports the 1999 cult hit has landed at Amazon, after being shopped around to several different suitors by Paramount. Even better? The streaming service has tapped the film’s co-writer, Robert Gordon, to write and produce, along with the film’s director Dean Parisot also back behind the camera. Executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are also set to return. 

As for the star-studded cast of Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, etc.? It’s far too early to say whether or not Amazon plans to bring the cast back for a revival series, or reboot and recast the concept with a new group of actors. But, considering this motley crew would be a hard one to bring back for a TV series. So, no word on exactly which (in-story) washed-up actors will be heading into deep space to save us all.

Best guess? They’ll probably go the recasting route, which we have to note, didn’t work out so well with that aborted Zombieland pilot a few years ago. But, Amazon has come a long way since then with buzzy projects like Transparent and The Man in the High Castle, so maybe the studio is at a point now where they could actually pull it off. But, could you imagine how great it would be if they could actually get the original cast back 15 years later? Let’s keep dreaming.

What’s your opinion on the project? What form would you like to see it take?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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