A new Stargate TV series is in development at MGM, Brad Wright confirmed today. And it will continue the existing television universe that fans know and love from 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1, five seasons of Stargate Atlantis, and two seasons of Stargate Universe.
But the project has obviously suffered some understandable delays, including those caused by the industry shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wright talked about the project that he and MGM are still working on in today’s “Ask Me Anything” livestreaming Q&A session, hosted by The Companion’s Lawrence Kao. He kicked off the AMA with his answer to the question he knew everyone was going to ask: Is there going to be a new Stargate TV series?
I just want everybody to know that MGM and I are working on something. It’s just too early to talk about. And it’s partly too early because there is a pandemic going on. And that’s kind of ground a few things to a halt.
But we are working on something. It’s very exciting. It’s something that we have been talking about for a while now. And I love it — I’m excited to have the possibility of making it someday soon. Or someday, period!
I’ll say this much: It exists in the universe that you already know. It’s not a reboot, it’s not a completely new thing. It’s a continuation. And I’ll leave it at that. I’m not allowed to say anything more! I’m sworn to secrecy.
In the meantime, Wright has also joined The Companion as a contributor and creative consultant. For more from Brad’s keyboard sign up for a free trial subscription now.
In the more than hour-long AMA Wright also answered fan questions about production challenges, revisiting the Aschen, casting his Netflix series Travelers, the cancellation of Firefly, and why it’s almost impossible to shoot an alien planet outdoors in Vancouver today. Naren Shankar (who worked with Wright on The Outer Limits, and today is executive producing The Expanse) showed up to ask Brad if he thinks an anthology series is feasible in today’s TV landscape.
And former Stargate producer and Dark Matter creator Joseph Mallozzi turned up as a surprise guest to ask Brad which episode from his entire career has been the most challenging to produce. (His answer included SG-1‘s “One False Step” and Travelers‘ “17 Minutes” — the latter of which was directed by Amanda Tapping).
Stick with GateWorld for future updates on new Stargate! We’re hoping that 2021 is the year that the studio can cross these hurdles and announce that a new series is going into production.
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