David Hewlett says Stargate franchise isn’t dead

Stargate UniverseActor David Hewlett has said the demise of Stargate Universe isn’t the end of the road for the franchise.

The actor played Dr. Rodney McKay on spin-off series Stargate Atlantis and has also made appearances in Stargate SG-1 and the latest (and cancelled) entry in the franchise Stargate Universe. Syfy has already announced it has not commissioned a third series of Universe because of low ratings and the planned DVD Movies of Atlantis and SG-1 are unlikely to happen because of the crash in the DVD market. However, McKay still thinks the franchise has a future.

“I think Stargate is the perfect franchise to apply to the multi-platform model i know they were trying to get games going and stuff, but it was a victim, I think, to the big shake-up at MGM…….It would seem very foolish to me to let it go that easily….At the very least, I would hope to see some kind of movies, whether they’re SGU movies or Atlantis movies or SG-1….” – David Hewlett speaking to TV Squad

Producers of Stargate Universe promised its fans they were looking at ways of continuing the series in some form. Moving the spin-off to another broadcaster has been pretty much ruled out but the possibility of television movies – perhaps incorporating SG-1 and Atlantis – has been raised by producer Joseph Mallozzi.