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Stargate Is Returning With Prequel Series Stargate Origins

Per The Hollywood Reporter, MGM has announced that Stargate is coming back to life. The news broke at a special Stargate panel at San Diego Comic-Con. 

The studio is reviving the beloved sci-fi franchise as a digital series called Stargate Origins, coming exclusively to a new dedicated subscription-based service called Stargate Command. 

The new series, which will consist of ten 10-minute episodes, won't reboot the series in a standard way. Rather, Stargate Origins will explore the early days of fan-favorite character Catherine Langford (originated by Elizabeth Hoffman) as she ventures on a thrilling, twists-and-turns-filled adventure to discover the mysteries that live beyond the Stargate. The more young Elizabeth discovers, the more she realizes she must save the Earth from darkness. 

Alongside the announcement, MGM released a teaser trailer for the series, which you can watch above.

Directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan (Virtual Morality), Stargate Origins is set to launch in the fall through the Stargate Command service. The all-new online space is said to include various content from the series' nearly 25-year history as well as exclusive looks behind the scenes of Stargate Origins

President of Worldwide Television Distribution and Acquisitions at MGM Chris Ottinger discussed motivation behind making Stargate Origins and offering it on a dedicated platform. "We saw a need for a definitive hub for the Stargate fanbase to continue to enjoy news and content, both old and new. 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."

President of Digital and New Platforms at MGM Kevin Conroy added: "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. 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."

Production on Stargate Origins is set to kick off in August. As we wait to hear more about the revival, check out what the cast of Stargate looks like today.