‘Stargate’ Returns! New Series ‘Stargate Origins’ Will Relaunch the Franchise

Finally, a “-gate” people can believe in!

On Thursday, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced plans to relaunch its expansive sci-fi “Stargate” franchise with “Stargate Origins,” a 10-episode digital series airing exclusively on MGM’s new dedicated digital platform Stargate Command.

“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, in a statement released Thursday. “We view ‘Stargate Origins’ as a thank you to fans who have been keeping the spirit of the franchise alive for nearly 25 years.”

The franchise began in 1994 with the Roland Emmerich film of the same name and spawned three separate TV series, “Stargate SG-1” (1997), “Stargate Atlantis” (2004) and “Stargate Universe” (2009). This is in addition to an animated series “Stargate Infinity” (2002), two direct-to-DVD films released in 2008, “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” and “Stargate: Continuum,” and several  affiliated novels and comics.

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