More Information Revealed About Third Series

Robert C. Cooper at the Vancouver Con

GateWorld has reported that the third Stargate series has a working title of Stargate Universe and will deal with the Stargate’s ninth chevron (seven are used for intragalactic travel; eight, for intergalactic travel). Cooper has also stated that Universe will have some things in common with the franchise’s Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, including its humor, current time setting, and mythology, but that the new show will be more of a stand-alone, not considered a spin-off of either of its companion shows.

Stargate Universe is being co-created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, the same team who brought Stargate Atlantis to the screen. The new show will build upon the previous ten years of the franchise’s history, but Cooper says, “It’s going to be a third arm of the franchise that will really stand alone and I think be an entirely new flavor from what we’ve done before.”

Whether or not this new show will allow for crossovers has not been addressed by Cooper or Wright, but Atlantis executive producer Joseph Mallozzi stated in his personal blog, “I’m sure it’s possible for any member of SG-1 or the Atlantis expedition to put in an appearance in the third series – whenever that happens.”

Cooper and Wright have been extremely busy with the two Stargate SG-1 movies, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, but once these are completed, they’ll be turning their full attention to Universe. MGM is currently putting together financing, with the aim of premiering the series in early 2008.

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