All ten seasons of Stargate SG-1 are coming to Netflix on December 1, so there’s little chance of running out of boxsets over the festive season.
It’s not the first time the show has been on Netflix, but it’s still a welcome return for the show that became something of a behemoth. Believe it or not, the show first aired in 1997, moved to the Sci Fi Channel in 2002 and the final episode in 2007 was on Sky1. Not only did it run for ten seasons, but spawned a wealth of others, comprising: the animated Stargate Infinity, three live action series Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe and Stargate Origins. It even managed two direct to DVD films: Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum. Over the years it was nominated for numerous awards, including two Hugos and eight Emmys. It won two Gemini, twelve Leo and five Saturn awards, all testaments to staying power. In many ways it’s a franchise of the scale of Star Trek over a far shorter period of time. If you need to know more, there’s a Stargate wiki, packed with relevant content.
Could this interest from Netflix be a portent for more to come? Does the Stargate SG-1 franchise have more to give? Well, at the weekend, writer Brad Wright gave a very large hint of more to come in a livestream. Reported by fan news site GateWorld, we learn something is very much in the pipeline with MGM, though impacted by Covid-19. He has this to say:
I just want everybody to know that MGM and I are working on something. It’s just too early to talk about. And it’s partly too early because there is a pandemic going on. And that’s kind of ground a few things to a halt.
But we are working on something. It’s very exciting. It’s something that we have been talking about for a while now. And I love it — I’m excited to have the possibility of making it someday soon. Or someday, period!
I’ll say this much: It exists in the universe that you already know. It’s not a reboot, it’s not a completely new thing. It’s a continuation. And I’ll leave it at that. I’m not allowed to say anything more! I’m sworn to secrecy.
We’d love to see more from Brad Wright, and also recommend his three season show Travelers on Netflix.
Whatever happens, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.