Stargate Atlantis is over (still a few movies before its ultimate end though) but a new series based on the Stargate franchise is being developed. The new show, called Stargate Universe, will start to air on the Sci Fi Channel in Summer 2009. Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper will serve as executive producers and writers.
Stargate Universe is about a rather heteroclite team of soldiers and scientist who get trapped aboard the Ancient ship, the Destiny, that was part of an Ancient experiment to seed the galaxies with Stargates millions of years ago but that was prematurely ended by the Ancients’ ascension.
While trying to escape an imminent danger the team activates the ninth and final gate chevron (whose purpose was previously unknown) and get aboard the Destiny. But that’s a one-way trip, without return to Earth… Unable to return to Earth, they must fend for themselves aboard the ship as it takes them to the far reaches of the universe.
The show will involve more space-based action than SG-1 or Atlantis and we will discover more aliens this time.
Impatient to watch this new series Stargate Universe: I’m fan of SGU even before it’s out!