It’s been more than 10 years since the last Stargate TV series went off the air. But with Amazon now in the process of buying Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (and with it the Stargate franchise), this week fans have launched a new campaign to rally for a brand new show.
The fan group Stargate Now Europe is spearheading “365 Days of Stargate,” a year-long celebration of the science fiction franchise and a call for Amazon to green-light a fourth live-action TV series, set in the same universe as Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe.
Daily posts are directed at Amazon’s social media accounts, highlighting another episode from Stargate’s long legacy and using the hashtag #WeWantStargate. GateWorld and other fans will join in over the next 12 months, leading up to the twenty-fifth anniversary of Stargate SG-1 on July 27, 2022.
27th July 2021 is #StargateSG1Day!
It is the 24th Anniversary of #StargateSG1 's first airing on Showtime.
To celebrate this, we'll be starting a new daily tweet campaign to show Amazon our support for a new IN-CANON Show by Brad Wright.
1 Episode a day for 365 days pic.twitter.com/PzHWVCajnf
— Stargate Now Europe (@StargateNow_EU) July 26, 2021
The daily highlighted episodes are now moving in order through 214 episodes of SG-1 plus the two DVD movies, 100 episodes of Atlantis, and 40 episodes of SGU.
Today’s episode: “Cold Lazarus”
Organizers hope that the sustained campaign will provide fans worldwide with a rallying point, and demonstrate to MGM’s future owners that the audience is eager for a new Stargate series. But not just any series, of course: we’re rallying for a new production that is set in the existing TV canon, first created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner in 1997.
Wright himself has been in development on a new Stargate project since at least 2019. He recently said on his podcast that he hopes Amazon’s purchase of MGM will get things moving for Stargate … but that he isn’t sure yet if Amazon is going to want to make his show.
Stargate fans! Join in now on Twitter and other social media platforms by directing your (polite but firm) requests for a new, in-canon Stargate series to @AmazonStudios and @PrimeVideo using the hashtag #WeWantStargate. It’s important that messages are friendly and clear, positive in celebrating what we love about Stargate, and that participants in the campaign maintain sustained pressure over the year-long rally … or until Amazon announces new Stargate!
On Twitter: @StargateNow_EU