'Galaxy Quest' TV series in the works

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  • "Galaxy Quest" TV series in the works
  • Show would be based on the cult classic 1999 sci-fi comedy

(CNN)A TV series based on the 1999 sci-fi film "Galaxy Quest" is in the works at Paramount Television.

The DreamWorks film centered on the cast of a canceled space TV show who are accidentally sent to a spaceship and must save an alien nation.
    The film's scribe Robert Gordon is expected to write the TV version and executive produce with the film's director Dean Parisot, producer Mark Johnson and Johnson's producing partner Melissa Bernstein.
    The film starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni.
    "Galaxy Quest" is the latest movie to be adapted for the small screen. This pilot season, ABC has "Uncle Buck," CBS has "Rush Hour" and Fox has "Minority Report." Paramount Television specifically has turned several of the studio's hit films into TV series. "School of Rock" will debut on Nickelodeon later this year, and USA recently ordered a pilot for "Shooter," based on the Mark Wahlberg film.