Writer-actor-comedian Paul Scheer (“The League”) has been tapped to pen the script for “Galaxy Quest,” Amazon’s series reimagination of the 1999 sci-fi comedy feature which itself was a great big spoof of “Star Trek”.
Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni starred in the film about the cast of a cancelled, beloved sci-fi show that was forced to reunite to save the planet after aliens believe their show was real.
Scheer takes over from the film’s original writer Robert Gordon on the Paramount Television-produced series which was put on hold after Rickman’s death.
At the time it was indicated by both Rockwell and Allen that the original cast was pretty much going to come back with Allen saying it was happening: “in a very creative way. It’s closer than I can tell you, but I can’t say more than that.”
Allen’s commitment to ABC’s “Last Man Standing” was also an issue, but with that show cancelled it’s not anymore. Mark Johnson will executive produce the series.
Source: The Live Feed