A new “Stargate” series is being cooked up — one that will anchor a new streaming service devoted to the sci-fi franchise.
The 10-episode series “Stargate Origins” will tell the story of Catherine Langford, a character who occasionally appeared in previous “Stargate” TV shows. The show will be available via MGM’s new streaming service, titled Stargate Command, which will be available this fall.
Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry will write “Stargate Origins,” which will revolve around Langford, daughter of archaeologist Paul Langford, who discovered the ancient, round Stargate. Crews of explorers later used that Stargate to explore dozens of worlds in many galaxies. These teams faced down numerous foes, including the wily and tenacious Goa’uld and the destructive Replicators. In the show, Catherine will go on an adventure in order to save the Earth from terrifying darkness. The online series will be directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan.
Funny that, after years of waiting for Emmerich & Devlin to roll out “their version” of what happens after the original movie and then that fails to materialize, what actually gets a green-light is something leaning heavily on the SG-1/TV mythos, specifically one first-season episode.