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Galaxy Quest writer gives an update on the planned TV series

Having stalled once due to the passing of Alan Rickman, Amazon’s proposed Galaxy Quest TV series appeared to have got itself back on track in August of last year when Paul Scheer (Human Giant) signed on to develop and write the small screen spinoff of the cult 1999 sci-fi comedy.

However, Scheer has now revealed to The Wrap that while the series has hit another bump in the road following last month’s firing of Paramount TV president Amy Powell, development continues on what he says will serve both as a sequel to the movie and a soft reboot of sorts:

“We want to create this kind of thing that feels like this epic sequel, but a continuation. I compared it to what The Force Awakens is to Star Wars. It is continuing a story but bringing in new characters. We need to kind of change it up. My pitch for [the new] Galaxy Quest was,

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