Stargate fans all over the world are eager for news about a new installment in the science fiction franchise. Here at GateWorld we have been keeping track of Brad Wright’s attempt to get a fourth, live-action Stargate television series off the ground. That’s been making slow progress since 2019.
This series would continue the existing television canon, rather than rebooting the concept with a hard reset. Wright told fans last November that the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact in getting the deal signed. Of course that’s understandable, as all of TV and film production shut down for more than six months. And since then, filming has faced new challenges of COVID contact protocols, testing and isolation, and what is perhaps the least sexy part of production: the insurance.
But all signs indicate that, despite the long wait and pandemic delays, Wright and MGM have not given up on reviving the Stargate franchise on the small screen. He’s hinted at it even as recently as March.
So where do things stand today, in the spring of 2021? And what did Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis co-star Amanda Tapping mean last week when she wrote on Twitter: “There is no new series that I know of”?
That’s what we are breaking down in this brand new video. We’re going to sort out the status of the new project currently in development, and what it might mean for the future of Stargate that Amazon is now reportedly in talks to buy MGM in 2021.
According to The Wall Street Journal, barring any last-minute complications that deal could be signed and announced as soon as this week … and the future of Stargate may hang in the balance.
The full analysis in the video starts with a recap of that recent development history, and runs for about 10 minutes. You’ll also see Amanda’s full comments from her AMA livestream with The Companion earlier this month:
Our thanks to The Companion for sharing these clips from Amanda’s AMA livestream earlier this month. Fans can find the full, 90-minute video with Amanda Tapping exclusively for The Companion subscribers.
Stargate fans who are looking for more speculation and wishlisting about what we want from a new Stargate series, you’ll want to catch a special edition of our weekend streaming show “Dial the Gate”! This weekend a conversation on “12 Things We Want From the Next Stargate,” with fans David Read (host of “Dial the Gate”) and Darren Sumner (founder of GateWorld), is set for Sunday at 12 p.m. Pacific time (3 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. BST) over on YouTube.
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What do you want to see for the future of Stargate? Would you watch a brand new series on Amazon Prime Video? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below!