Brad Wright Hasn’t Given Up on Stargate Universe

Destiny in FAITH (MGM)In a brief interview with Stargate Universe co-creator Brad Wright, Chicago Now’s Show Patrol reporter Curt Wagner posted some encouraging news about the production office’s efforts to continue the SGU story following its non-renewal by Syfy.

“We haven’t given up on finishing the story we started,” Wright wrote in a recent e-mail concerning the producers’ five-year plan for the latest installment in the Stargate franchise.

“Wright was on a trip when he heard about the cancellation,” Wagner explained, “but since returning he has been exploring options for continuing the series in some form. He and officials at franchise owner MGM have been discussing several options, he said, and he’s thankful for fan support.”

This does not mean that SGU has been saved, as Wagner is quick to point out, but it is encouraging. “It simply means that the parties are looking into a lot of possibilities, but much work remains to be done before we can celebrate,” he warned.

Stargate Universe returns to Syfy with Season Two‘s second half (10 episodes) in April 2011.


ETA: Joseph Mallozzi’s comments about Brad Wright’s plan:

“It’s hard to say no to a job because it’s always great to be employed. Especially if you know, like and respect the people you’ll be working with, and love the material you’ll be working on. Which brings me to a conversation I had with Stargate Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Brad Wright today. Alas, no details to offer (yet!) but suffice it to say he’s battling hard to ensure the franchise (that’s SG-1, Atlantis, and SGU) lives on and that the season two finale of Universe, “Gauntlet”, will not be the end. He’s adopted a clever two-pronged approach that, if successful, will see our awesome crew back at work next year. Nothing is guaranteed, but it’s great to hear he’s got a plan to make it happen. And, for the sake of the many, many Stargate fans out there, I really hope he succeeds.” – Joseph Mallozzi, December 23, 2010

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4 thoughts on “Brad Wright Hasn’t Given Up on Stargate Universe”

  1. I just hope he listens to the fans a little more for thier veiws and opinions

  2. Nice to know Brad is trying to save the entire franchise but I’ll believe it when I see it. Everyone makes mistakes. His mistake was allowing SGA to be canceled and gambling on SGU. The fans want SGA back. The stars have said they want to come back to it. The script for the SGA movie is written and supposedly ready to go. So whether it’s a “two pronged approach” or something else, whatever it takes, convince the powers that be that there is still a tremendous market for SGA and let’s get back to the way it was supposed to be…the movie made and thus ushering the way to the return of the series. Make a little history, huh? Afterall, it’s science fiction. We all have hope and believe in infinite possibilities. It can be done. They just have to do it.

  3. Sounds like the same old familiar tune to me. Vague hints with no substance and promises with strings attached. I’ll believe it when I see it.

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