The 1999 cult sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest is about to be adapted for the small screen. The DreamWorks film, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub, followed the adventures of castmates from a canceled space TV series who are accidentally sent to an actual spaceship and become real life heroes when they are compelled to save an alien nation.
In the movie, which satirizes shows like Star Trek, Allen plays the role of a Shatner-esque character. Mistaking the old TV show for a documentary, aliens travel to a sci-fi convention to recruit the cast to help them with an intergalactic problem.
Robert Gordon, who wrote the movie screenplay over 15 years ago, will write the script for the TV adaptation and executive produce the series. Also returning for the project is Dean Parisot, who will not only direct but also serve as one of the program’s producers, alongside the accomplished duo Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad).
This series hails from Paramount Television, which is already developing TV adaptations of a number of hit Paramount movies. Other interesting shows in the works include TV versions of Minority Report and School of Rock.