The studio continues its sci-fi franchise by producing Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, to be available to both TV and home entertainment markets.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios announced Monday the extension of the Stargate SG-1 franchise with two movies based on the popular series. Titled Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, the movies will both be made available to the television universe and home entertainment marketplace by MGM.
“Stargate SG-1″ is to MGM Television what the James Bond, Pink Panther and the Rocky franchises are to our feature film unit,” said Charles Cohen, senior executive vice president, MGM. “We are committed to continuing to release new SG-1 content and its Stargate Atlantis spin-off, and we’re also steadfast in our dedication to extending the franchise. Stargate is an indelible brand for MGM and we will support it well into the future.”
Stargate SG-1 is the longest-running science-fiction series in U.S. TV history, according to MGM. The series has a worldwide fan base and can be seen in over 120 countries. Stargate SG-1 cast members Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black and Michael Shanks are confirmed to star in both movies. The two features will be written and produced by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper.
The first movie, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, will bring a conclusion to the primary storyline of the past two seasons of the SG-1 television series.
In the second movie, Stargate: Continuum, the SG-1 team is now free to embark on new and exciting adventures throughout the endless Stargate universe.