It’s a been a while since Stargate was last seen on air, and quite honestly some fans are still upset that the popular Atlantis got canceled to make way for the short lived Universe. Some were worried that we’d never get another show. This week MGM put those fears to rest by announcing a new show : Stargate Origins.
At the Stargate SG-1 20th anniversary panel at SDCC, MGM announced that filming on the new series will begin next month. This will be a relaunch of the franchise with 10 episodes. According to MGM president Kevin Conroy:
“We’ve been eager to revisit the ‘Stargate’ franchise, and create an all-new story that honors the founding mythos and gives loyal fans more mystery and adventure. We view ‘Stargate Origins’ as a thank you to fans who have been keeping the spirit of the franchise alive for nearly 25 years.”
The new series follows Catherine Langford, who watched her father Professor Paul Langford, uncover the Stargate in Giza in 1928. Here she will be a young woman exploring the mysteries of the Stargate “in order to save Earth from unimaginable darkness.”
This will be a prequel to the 1994 Stargate film. Also, similar to what CBS is doing for Star Trek Discovery, it will only be available to watch on an exclusive streaming site called
Stargate Command. Stargate Command will be the official destination for everything Stargate and ” a variety of Stargate assets and content from the franchise’s nearly 25 year history.”
The new hub should open in the fall. No release date was announced for Stargate Origins.