Stargate SG-1 will be streaming on Netflix, just in time for your holiday binge!
The sci-fi adventure series will hit the streaming service (at least in the U.S.) on December 1, according to @NXonNetflix. The verified Twitter account identifies itself as “@Netfix’s home of all things geek,” and covers everything on the streaming service in the science fiction, fantasy, animation, and general “geek” category.
Starring Richard Dean Anderson, Stargate SG-1 ran for ten seasons on Showtime and then SCI FI Channel in the United States, from 1997 to 2007. It spawned spin-offs in Stargate Atlantis (five seasons) and Stargate Universe (two seasons), and was followed by 2008’s direct-to-DVD movies Stargate: The Ark of Truth (which resolved the main story arc from the final two years) and Stargate: Continuum.
Stargate locked! The classic sci-fi series Stargate: SG1 is coming to Netflix on December 1st. pic.twitter.com/NLfNKiRG79
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) November 24, 2020
“Stargate locked!” the tweet read. “The classic sci-fi series Stargate: SG1 is coming to Netflix on December 1st.”
Stargate SG-1 also stars Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis. Corin Nemec joined the cast for Season Six. Season Nine brought Beau Bridges and Ben Browder to the regular cast, along with Browder’s Farscape co-star Claudia Black in Season Ten.
So, to name the elephant in the room … could this be a portent of a new Stargate series on Netflix? We’ve speculated in the past why Netflix might be a good fit for the next Stargate live-action show, as well as the drawbacks that might have.
It makes sense that, should one of the big streaming services wish to pick up a new and original series, they’d also like to have past entries in the franchise as well. That would help introduce new viewers to Stargate, and to bring in existing fans as well.
For now, at least, it seems that Netflix is not teeing up any immediate plans to launch a new show.
Van Helsing showrunner Jonathan Lloyd Walker retweeted the Stargate announcement, saying: “Long overdue for Stargate to be on Netflix. And… NEW SHOW? That would be epic.” To that, Stargate’s Brad Wright (who is creating a fourth live-action television series) replied, “That would be news to me.”
No word yet on whether SG-1 will make another surprise exit from Hulu or Amazon any time soon. The streaming rights often play musical chairs every 12 to 18 months. Keep your browser locked on GateWorld for the latest!
We’re tracking where the Stargate series and films are streaming on GateWorld’s “Where To Watch” page.