Sci Fi And Mgm Unearth `atlantis'

Oct 18, 2000
November 19, 2003


New Stargate Series Targeted
For Summer '04 Premiere

SCI FI Channel and MGM Television Entertainment have
reached an agreement to extend MGM's Stargate brand with
a new series for the Channel. Production on twenty
one-hour episodes of Stargate Atlantis, a weekly series
based on the popular Stargate franchise, will begin in
early 2004. Atlantis is slated to premiere in Summer '04,
in tandem with the Season 8 launch of Stargate SG-1,
exclusively on SCI FI.

SG-1 centers on the Stargate, an ancient portal that
allows instantaneous travel across the galaxy. Stargate
Atlantis will take viewers on a brand new adventure, with
a whole new team. In the new series, a secret base left
by the originators of the Stargate is discovered in the
most unlikely of places – on Earth, buried among the ruins
of the legendary city of Atlantis. The implications of this
amazing discovery lead the Atlantis team to a distant galaxy
where a primitive human civilization is threatened by a
sinister new enemy.

Stargate Atlantis will debut as a two-hour movie event on
SCI FI and will feature cross-over appearances by select
members of the SG-1 team. Following its premiere, Atlantis
will assume a regular hourly slot, scheduled as a companion
series to SG-1 each week on SCI FI.

Atlantis will be distributed by MGM Worldwide Television
Distribution. Brad Wright and Robert Cooper will serve as
executive producers on the new series. Cooper is currently
executive producer on Stargate SG-1; Brad Wright is
co-creator of Stargate SG-1, and served as the series'
executive producer for six seasons.

MGM Worldwide Television Distribution handles global
distribution of film and television product as well as
co-productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. Through
this distribution unit, approximately 4,000 feature films
and 10,100 television episodes are available to the global
television market. Its series lineup includes the all-new,
syndicated action-adventure series "She Spies," the newly
launched animated children's series Stargate Infinity, the
popular post-apocalyptic drama Jeremiah, the critically
acclaimed series Stargate SG-1 and The Outer Limits, and such
original made-for-television movies and miniseries as the
contemporary thriller Carrie and the ground-breaking drama
The L Word. The company also distributes NBC Enterprises-
produced programming in all territories outside of North
America, including the new series Boomtown, American Dreams
and Hidden Hills, as well as the runaway hits Will & Grace,
Crossing Jordan, Providence and Profiler.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is
what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with
original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic
science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a
dynamic website ( and magazine. Launched in
1992, and currently in 82 million homes, SCI FI Channel is
a program service of Universal Television Networks, part
of the Universal Television Group (
, a division of Vivendi Universal Entertainment (VUE), the
U.S.-based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi
Universal, a global media and communications company.
Bring this back from the dead...

Is there an Atlantis specific forum aside from just this thread? I can't seem to find one.

:D :rolly2: :D :rolly2: :D Thank you!!! :blush: Many thanks for the lovely link.

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