Magazine article Screen International

Comic-Con: MGM Announces 'Stargate Origins' Series

Magazine article Screen International

Comic-Con: MGM Announces 'Stargate Origins' Series

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Project unveiled in San Diego marks studio’s first premium digital series

MGM unveiled plans at its 20th anniversary Stargate panel on Thursday to create its first premium digital series based on the classic sci-fi show.

Stargate Origins will follows the popular character Catherine Langford and will premiere on the studio’s new subscription platform Stargate Command.

Stargate Origins will explore a new chapter in Langford’s early history surrounding the portal as she embarks on an adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save Earth from doom.

Mercedes Bryce Morgan will direct the 10-episode mid-form event series produced by MGM’s digital group and entertainment studio New Form. Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry wrote the script.

Production on Stargate Origins is scheduled to begin shooting this August with New Form overseeing production and development.

The Stargate Command platform will be the exclusive carrier of the show and will also provide fans exclusive access to a range of Stargate assets and content from the franchise’s history. …

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