14Alan Rickman’s Death Halted Plans For A Sequel
When Alan Rickman passed away in 2016, it was a huge loss for stage and screen. Sadly, that very year, Amazon were in talks to turn the 1999 Galaxy Quest movie into a TV show. Although not a huge financial hit, the cult following that the comedy sci-fi garnered made
it appealing to the streaming service.
In an interview with Nerdist, Sam Rockwell explained how close Amazon were to a sequel but scheduling was difficult and finally impossible when Alan Rickman passed away. “And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman?” Rockwell said, “That’s a hard void to fill.”
Apparently, Amazon did not totally give up on the project and Paul Scheer has been brought in to bring his own take on the material. It is currently not clear whether the sequel will feature any of the original actors. We can only wait and see.