Kirsten Howard

Aug 18, 2017

Amazon have re-started their efforts to bring Galaxy Quest to the small screen, with the help of comedian Paul Scheer…

It looks like there might be more historical documents for strange alien races to study after all.

THR are reporting that the long-gestating Galaxy Quest TV series has started moving forward again, with The League‘s Paul Scheer taking over writing duties from Robert Gordon, who wrote the 1999 film and was originally due to develop the series for Amazon.

Galaxy Quest TV series back in the works at Amazon

Last year, it was revealed that the show had been put on the backburner after Alan Rickman passed away.

“We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available — he ha[d] [Last Man Standing] — and everybody’s schedule was all weird,” said Galaxy Quest‘s not-so-expendable star Sam Rockwell in 2016. “It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill.”

Since that update, Tim Allen’s show Last Man Standing has been cancelled, so he could conceivably return to reprise his role as Jason Nesmith in a Galaxy Quest series. No one has been confirmed to have climbed aboard this new version, however, as of yet. 

Galaxy Quest is a huge favourite here at Den Of Geek, so we’ll keep you posted on this one.