It looks that the fictional 'Galaxy Quest' TV series that the movie 'Galaxy Quest' is based on could become a reality, in part thanks to Simon Pegg.

Simon Pegg is collaborating with TV producer and writer Georgia Pritchett (who recently gestured at when 'Succession' might end) in the revival.

The cast of 'Galaxy Quest' included Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, the late Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Daryl Mitchell.

The sci-fi comedy depicted the cynical former stars of a space-set series who unwittingly end up on an intergalactic adventure.

It has achieved cult status among 'Star Trek' fans and comedy lovers since its release in 1999.

Of course, Simon Pegg is no stranger to science fiction, and particularly to 'Star Trek', having starred in the reboot movies released between 2009 and 2016.

Weaver spoke about the revival in recent months while Allen has also expressed enthusiasm about the project, which went on hold in the wake of Rickman's passing.

Weaver said: "It will be the story of the old ancient Galaxy Questers being brought into this series with another young cast.

"I haven’t read them, so I don’t know the details, but I think that everyone in 'Galaxy Quest' would love to participate because it was such a wonderful experience for us.

"How they will find someone to play Alan’s part, don’t know, but I think that they have a very good idea of who to do it. He’s irreplaceable, eternally.

"I think there may be good news on that front, but I haven’t heard about it in these six months, so when it’s gonna happen, I’m not sure."

Simon Pegg is rumoured to be reprising his role of Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott in an untitled 'Star Trek' sequel set for release in 2023.

The actor also co-wrote 'Star Trek Beyond' and the 2011 sci-fi comedy 'Paul'.