SGU To Include 30 Webisodes

Brad Wright revealed in this interview with the Toronto Star that Stargate Universe will be entering the world of original web content in a big way, with 30 webisodes planned for distribution. From the article:

Battlestar Galactica also entertained fans with a webisode miniseries between seasons of that show, and other sci-fi shows have been quick to make the quantum leap to web TV. Toronto-born executive producer Brad Wright says he’ll be steering the new Stargate Universe in that direction. He plans to produce 30 short webisodes all built around a flying camera ball called Kino.

“It’s flying around and spying on people,” he says. “They are literally just voyeuristic scenes we’re shooting specifically for the web.” Wright says he has an entire production unit dedicated to the task. “It’s an extra way to get a window on our program and gives fans a slice of life look at our ship.” (Look for it on Space’s website once the show is launched this fall.)

Wright and others get the word loud and clear at events such as Comic-Con that fans demand and expect extra web content. Stars and producers from such non sci-fi shows as Fox’s Bones told critics at press tour that they were mobbed by fans who can’t get enough of their adventures.

While the article only mentions the webisodes being on the Canadian Space website, they’ll surely be available on the US sites as well, either Syfy.com or stargate.mgm.com, and perhaps in any country where the show airs.

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