Galaxy Quest television series is occurring with Simon Pegg
A Galaxy Quest series is allegedly in progress at Amazon with Simon Pegg appended. For years, there have been gossipy tidbits about another Galaxy Quest sequel occurring, however the planned project lost most of its steam when Alan Rickman died in 2016. Some of the original stars have still prodded a follow-up in the years since, and it currently creates the impression that a TV series adaptation is underway.
Talking with The Times, screenwriter Georgia Pritchett (The Shrink Next Door, Veep) uncovered that she’s right now working on a “television version of Galaxy Quest.” She additionally said that Pegg was associated with the undertaking, however what his contribution in the venture involves is hazy. No extra subtleties were referenced past that the task is obviously occurring as a team with Simon Pegg, for example, if the original cast individuals will be included.
Recently, Tim Allen gave a promising update on the fate of the potential franchise. He repeated that advancement on the planned sequel was wrecked in the wake of Rickman’s death, as the screenplay in thought before then expected to go through significant rewrites. As indicated by Allen at that point, no authority decisions had at this point been made similar to a sequel, however he prodded that the original cast (sans Rickman) was as yet interested and that anything was possible.
“It’s a fabulous script,” Allen told EW in January. “But it had a hiccup because the wonderful Alan Rickman passed. So it all got very sad and dark because [the script] was all about [Lazarus] and Taggart. It was all about their story. It doesn’t mean they can’t reboot the idea, and the underlying story was hysterical and fun.”
Allen added: “We talk about it all the time. There is constantly a little flicker of a butane torch that we could reboot it with. Without giving too much away, a member of Alan’s Galaxy Quest family could step in and the idea would still work… [The sequel] could happen now or in five years and it doesn’t matter at all because when you travel at light speed, when you come back it can be like only 20 minutes, but 20 years have passed, right?”
Dean Parisot directed the original Galaxy Quest utilizing a screenplay by David Howard and Robert Gordon. Released on Christmas Day in 1999, the film parodies Star Trek and the science fiction genre. Alongside Tim Allen, Galaxy Quest featured Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Justin Long, and Rainn Wilson. It follows the cast members of a defunct sci-fi TV series who are visited by space outsiders accepting that the show was really a documentary, bringing the actors into an interstellar fight.
Galaxy Quest was a hit at the box office and it was additionally very generally welcomed with pundits. There had been thunderings of a sequel ever since, yet for some explanation, the task would never advance out of improvement damnation. In 2015, Paramount Television declared an arranged TV series variation with Amazon Studios fostering the task, and in 2017, it was accounted for that Paul Scheer would compose the series. That task appears to have puttered out also.