“Stargate” is set to return as a 10-episode digital series, MGM announced on Thursday during a Comic-Con panel in San Diego.
Titled “Stargate: Origins,” the 10-minute episodes will follow Catherine Langford (originally played by Elizabeth Hoffman) and explore a new chapter in her early history surrounding the portal. Young Catherine embarks on a new unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save the Earth from darkness.
It will be available this fall.
The mid-form event series, produced by MGM’s Digital Group and entertainment studio New Form, will be directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan (“Virtual Morality”) and written by Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry.
The series will live exclusively on a new dedicated digital platform and fan experience called “Stargate Command.”
See MGM’s description of it below:
It’s been 20 years since Stargate SG-1 premiered and almost 25 years since viewers took the first interstellar trip to an ancient world with the original film. Join Damian Beurer (host, Legion M co-founder), David Read (Gateworld founder), and special guests as the gateway reopens to celebrate the fandom and explore the next chapter in the Stargate universe. With exclusive news, sneak peeks, and giveaways, devoted Stargate fans and new fans alike.
“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,” Kevin Conroy, President of Digital & New Platforms at MGM, said. “We view ‘Stargate Origins’ as a thank you to fans who have been keeping the spirit of the franchise alive for nearly 25 years. With the increasing popularity of digitally native content that can be streamed to any device, MGM is committed to the production of premium linear mid-form content and are proud to launch with ‘Stargate Origins.'”
“We saw a need for a definitive hub for the ‘Stargate’ fanbase to continue to enjoy news and content, both old and new,” Chris Ottinger, President, Worldwide Television Distribution & Acquisitions, MGM, added. “Stargate Command will open a new door for the community to celebrate and interact with all content in a way that has never been done before.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with MGM and their trust in us as a leading digital-first studio to deliver the next compelling chapter of this fantastic ‘Stargate’ franchise,” said New Form COO JC Cangilla.
With more than 380 episodes spanning nearly 20 seasons, “Stargate SG-1” is one of the longest-running science-fiction series in U.S. television history, while the original “Stargate” film went on to gross almost $200 million worldwide and spawned three live-action spin-off series.