Fans who have been waiting for a morsel of information regarding Brad Wright’s fourth in-canon Stargate series can rejoice at this small (but exciting) tease at what could soon be the in works … if Amazon gives it the green light.
Joseph Mallozzi – who was a long-time writer and producer on Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe – has shared the title page of Brad Wright’s Stargate pilot on social media, with the caption “a little light reading ahead of the weekend.”
Mallozzi seems to have edited the page to obscure part of the show’s title, Stargate: _______. Or, perhaps Wright himself has yet to decide on the show’s full name and left the text box as a placeholder to fill in later.
A little light reading ahead of the weekend.#Stargate pic.twitter.com/Mm1ltZFpQa
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) March 24, 2022
For anyone who wants to wager a guess as to what might be in mind for the show’s title, John S on Twitter noted that “with the font and size of the box, it would be 7 letters.” Another fan noted “Stargate: Legacy” would be one possibility that fits the space.
In any case, let the guessing games begin!
Even David Hewlett, who played Dr. Rodney McKay on Stargate Atlantis, also joined in on the fun. He scribbled in “McKay” over the blank text box, saying, “I fixed the cover page for you @bradtravelers… it’s okay, consider it a gift.”
I fixed that cover page for you @bradtravelers …it’s okay, consider it a gift. ❤️?? https://t.co/JfZZ6IOnFi pic.twitter.com/6Xc1sccB7n
— David Hewlett (@dhewlett) March 24, 2022
As exciting as this is, it’s important to remember two things. First, the show does not have the green light yet, and there is no guarantee that Amazon will ultimately choose to go with Wright’s pitch for a new series. And, second, if Amazon does pick up this series it may be awhile until it reaches our television screens.
When a fan asked how long the process could take, Mallozzi responded: “Depends on Amazon. If they green light the show, say, next week, Brad could get a writers’ room up and running by May. Some scripts written for top of summer, head into production in the back half of this year, start dropping new #Stargate episodes summer of 2023. Give or take.”
In a corresponding blog post Mallozzi added optimistically: “Are we about to lock that elusive sixth chevron? Maybe. You know what would really, really help? Letting Amazon know you’re looking forward to Brad Wright’s new Stargate series.”
Mallozzi’s “sixth chevron” comment hearkens back to his Reddit comment back in 2020, where he fielded a question about the status of Brad Wright’s potential new Stargate series. “Someone asked me how many chevrons have been locked. I told them five,” Mallozzi said.
Brad Wright first announced that he was “talking with MGM” about Stargate during an appearance at 2018’s Gatecon fan convention. Then in early 2019 he reiterated on the “Nerks of the Hub” fan podcast that he was actively working with the studio on a new show.
Wright later revealed that his new Stargate pitch would see the Stargate program now revealed to the public, and would take place in the present day. And he confirmed it would include appearances from legacy cast members of SG-1 and Atlantis (at least) – all while introducing new characters and pushing the franchise forward in a new direction.
The potential fourth Stargate series has been on the slow train in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I wrote a pilot for [MGM] and the timing could not have been worse in terms of delivery,” Wright told Bleeding Cool, “because the pandemic hit pretty much as I was typing the end.” The future of his proposed fourth series suddenly became uncertain, as studios around the world tightened their purses, and struggled to restart film and television productions safely.
Then, in May of 2021, Amazon announced that it was buying up Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and all of its assets — including the Stargate franchise. That created a further degree of uncertainty for Brad Wright’s fourth series, as the changing of the guard could see a shift in the studio’s creative strategy – or a lengthy acquisition process during which plans for the Stargate franchise would remain in limbo.
But now, less than a year later, Amazon’s acquisition of MGM is complete, and the studio is free to press ahead with a Stargate movie or series for their streaming service, Amazon Prime Video.
As recently as February Wright made it clear that he was unaware of Amazon and MGM’s intentions regarding Stargate. But he seems eager to jump back into the captain’s chair of a new Stargate series, should they give him the green light.
With any luck – and a bit of lobbying from the fans – we may yet see a new Stargate series grace our television screens within the next few years.
Are you interested in seeing Brad Wright’s fourth Stargate series – or would you like to see Amazon take Stargate in a different direction? Maybe you have a guess about the full show title that Brad has in mind?
Let us know in the comment section below, and keep your browser locked to GateWorld for future updates!
Stargate was left to rest in peace a long time ago, dragging on the false hope the show will ever be revived is cruel and foolhardy
Interesting, I had not heard of this until now, so I say “indeed”!
Yeh… Even as a lover of Stargate, i am really annoyed by all those theories presented as facts since almost a decade now. You guys have nothing else than expectations and fallacious reasoning around things like wind, but presented as facts than a new show will happen at some point. Wait for it, and if something happen, it will. After 10 years of fans praying / calling / petitioning for it, i think it’s clear if something happen, it will be because of other reasons than fanbase, even if they present it as it for people. I would love to… Read more »
I too supported a revival of stargate monetarily and I was upset nothing came of it. I thought fan support could conquer all but apparently not. If this new show doesn’t do well in ratings there will be nothing we fans can do about it and we’ll lose the war before we’ve even had a chance to do battle.
I’m glad we get something at least and it hasn’t even been THAT long since our last stargate content. I just wish they revive the Asgard somehow…
Why does it need to be a straight continuation of the other 3 series based on Earth? Why couldn’t it be based on a completely different planet with fresh ideas? Stargate Universe wasted an ideal opportunity to venture into new worlds and technologies, by basing it mainly on the link between Earth & Destiny. Over 2 full seasons, there was only really one new alien race introduced, with most of the storyline revolving around the drama of the crew members and the Lucien Allience.
Brad’s script is not a straight continuation, it’s just set in the same universe. It will involve a new team with some of the characters from legacy shows dropping in – that’s how he and Joe Mallozzi have described it. It will pick up between the time the shows ended and present day and they’ll explain what happened to all the previous characters is my guess.
Atlantis was not based on Earth
Oui oui oui Stargate !!!! De toute façon, si Amazon ne reprend pas le flambeau des série Stargate alors ils passerons clairement a côté d’une mine d’or dont ils auraient clairement besoin concernant la science fiction. Ne faite pas cette erreur, la communauté de fan Stargate est énorme, prête et impatiente ! Amazon prenais la bonne décision s’il vous plaît !!
The time is right for new Stargate. In fact, it is way OVERDUE. The premise of the Stargate being public opens up so many avenues and potential twists/turns. I am so excited and am keeping my fingers crossed. Also, Amazon needs to make it free to Prime Video members too. I need a Stargate fix…
I would be happy with a continuation of what is already in stargate, since Brad Wright is still interested in the works.
if Netflix doesn’t green light this Now I will unsub. Stargate ip in Brads hands is guaranteed gold INDEED
Amazon owns mgm and stargate license… Netflix will not get this ever.
Mallozi knows he’ll have a payroll if Wright’s involved, so he’s trying to get people onboard for a new Wright series, not a new Stargate (in generic terms). The problem is that both Mallozi and Wright already “failed” with SG1’s ending (the Ori arch made no sense), the Atlantis development, and Universe altogether. Ratings are proof. Therefore, in my humble opinion, the best is for the franchise to be given to somebody else. Everything Mallozi and Wright currently do have a 90’s feel. It’s ok, but the world has moved on. As a TV rep myself, I have strong doubts… Read more »
No, if the give the series to someone like Kurtzman it will be ruined beyond repair.
I completely disagree. If anything the ‘new names’ have made a mess of established properties. Star Trek and Star Wars have been rejected by a significant number of fans. Alot of people are tired of the ‘creatives’ trying to reinvent the wheel. I’d give alot to get a decent sci-fi show with a 90’s feel nowadays.
If by “fresh ideas” you mean “#### franchises by cramming down everyone’s throat forced diversity, feminism and turning everything into a pseudo-neo-liberal propaganda manifest” then I agree with you.
I seriously hope they let Stargate rest. It will never ever be like it was. Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, they are destroying everything with unoriginal massively politicised trash
This! Well said.
“As a TV rep myself…” and that’s where you lost us all. The last thing we want to do is to take advice from someone embedded in the current, creatively bankrupt entertainment industry and its ongoing failure to revive classic Sci Fi series and retain their fan-bases. That entire argument of “something FRESH” is exactly what led to so many long time fans walking away from Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr Who etc. Going with “somebody else” is the opposite of a “safe bet” because you instantly risk losing the existing StarGate fanbase which is needed to help seal the… Read more »
Totally agree. People aren’t fans of Franchises because they want “something different” from what it is. Yes, “fresh ideas” are needed, but you get those by letting the people who ran the franchise before or were at least integral parts of it run it (Tapping comes to mind, she was executive Producer of Sanctuary and 19 Episodes of Motherland: Fort Salem) and let them hire new writers who bring new Ideas. But the decisionmaker needs to be someone who actually knows and likes the Franchise, not m##### like Kurtsman(or is it Kurtzman? Can’t remember the spelling and he isn’t worth… Read more »
I really wish it was like stargate universe but a team of four they get transported to the future and they find out earth has been destroyed and now this team has to become a family and survive in an unfriendly galaxy with enemies at every turn.
I doubt Brad Wright will be put in charge of anything. Amazon Studios will put its own people in charge of Stargate. Heavens help us with what’ll result from that.
I hope they actually make a new show.
Need answers – Extinction, Wrath?
Just don’t get caught up in the feminist and lgbtq message that all modern movies and tv shows have. There were a few female empowerment scenes in the stargate series which was just fine, but please don’t get all out of hand by making “the message” a priority. Nothing says failure more, than concentrating on promoting a message to 10% of the population. Concentrate on 90% of the population. You can afford not to please the minority 10%. It’s more profitable.
“Go Woke, Go Broke”
You’ve plastered these boards with the same ridiculous message. Get over it.
You should follow your own advice.
Get over it.
Hopefully it going to continue with Atlantis and be called stargate: Pegasus. It would make the most sense and after so many years Atlantis has been on earth it would be time to send it back. Plenty of reasons to go back to Pegasus. Sorry for anyone that don’t think so but their are several. But please make the series have 20 to 24 episodes and not this crap with just 10 it makes hard to enjoy it. Seems like studios used the Pandemic as a excuse to cut the series short and then just keep it that way with… Read more »
13 Episodes has been the Standard for years now. 20+ Episodes is the absolute exception these days. On the flipside, we get less of these “lets repeat everything in flashbacks” episodes that were plastered all over SG1 and Atlantis (just rewatching the Shows and I was surprised how many of them there are) – bingewatching they are even more annoying, since they repeat stuff you watched the day before… I’d honestly rather have 13 Episodes that are able to afford established characters (Higher salary since they are harder to replace) than 20 and a completly blank slate. It would also… Read more »
Robert.Yes I would ? to see Stargate revived.Since I am fan of the TV series.
Yes!!! SG-1 All the way!!!
Disclosure. Plenty of legs in that storyline. Think of the religious freaks hampering efforts like in the movie Contact. Like the second rise of the Ori, but using earth based religion.
… like the next meeting with the Ashens.
What about star gate : Hy Brazil just an idea could go out to a different galaxy with unknown ancients offshoots anything
How about Stargate, but in the future! The Stargate program is public knowledge and humanity (earthlings) have spread out around the galaxy. It touches on and expands on the episode in which SG:1 travels to the future a little too far and meet an old Cassie.
It shows how Earth has helped the other humans prosper and advance in the galaxy.
There are tonnes of possible avenues for this and I wouldn’t be qualified to think of the better ones but I am certain some well paid writers could do the job ?