The sci-fi franchise Stargate is being revived after a six-year hiatus for a new live-action digital TV series set before the events of the original 1994 movie. Announced at a panel during Comic-Con International: San Diego, Stargate Origins will follow the younger adventures of Catherine Langford (originally played by Elizabeth Hoffman), and her interactions with the portal.
The first season will be comprised of ten 10-minute episodes beginning this fall.
Here is a teaser trailer:
"We’ve been eager to revisit the Stargate franchise, and create an all-new story that honors the founding mythos and gives loyal fans more mystery and adventure,” said Kevin Conroy, president of Digital and new platforms at MGM. "We view Stargate Origins as a thank you to fans who have been keeping the spirit of the franchise alive for nearly 25 years. With the increasing popularity of digitally native content that can be streamed to any device, MGM is committed to the production of premium linear mid-form content and are proud to launch with Stargate Origins."
Stargate Origins will air on a new subscription-based digital platform named Stargate Command, a joint effort by MGM's Digital Group and the studio New Form.
"We saw a need for a definitive hub for the Stargate fanbase to continue to enjoy news and content, both old and new,” adds Chris Ottinger, president of worldwide television distribution and acquisitions at MGM. “Stargate Command will open a new door for the community to celebrate and interact with all content in a way that has never been done before."
Director Mercedes Bryce Morgan and writers Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry are working on the project now, with filming scheduled to begin in August.