New Digital Platform Is Home to
MGM’s First Premier Digital Series ‘Stargate Origins’
LOS ANGELES (August 31st, 2017) – On the heels of the announcement at Comic-con International: San Diego of a new original series Stargate Origins and the 20th Anniversary of the launch of Stargate SG-1, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is releasing the All Access pass to the digital platform Stargate Command for pre-sale today in advance of the official September 20th launch. Stargate Command is the definitive hub for fans to celebrate and interact as well as explore the Stargate library and other content spanning the franchise’s decades long history. Stargate Command is also the exclusive home to the U.S. premiere of the full Stargate Origins series, which will debut on the platform later this year.
Stargate Command will offer two forms of membership: a free version and an All Access paid membership. Fans will be able to download the Stargate Command app when the platform launches on September 20th. All Stargate Command members will receive a weekly newsletter featuring exclusive updates on the Stargate universe from experts and influencers and a wealth of interactive content through which the Stargate community can engage, including: fan forums, polls, quizzes and more. In addition to posting and commenting on the forums, members can create their own profiles and rise through the ranks at Stargate Command, all the way to the coveted “Ascension” level.
In addition to the aformentioned content, Stargate Command All Access members will receive an incredible lineup of insider content and unprecedented access to the production of Stargate Origins, from development and pre-production through the show’s premiere. All Access members will also have the exclusive opportunity to stream each 10-minute episode of Stargate Origins, as well as enjoy the largest collection of Stargate content ever released in one place including Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Universe, Stargate: Atlantis, STARGATE (the motion picture), STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH, STARGATE: CONTINUUM and video extras, with all material offered in High Definition (subject to availability). Additional benefits include a virtual seat in the writers’ room at various points in the scripting process, and an authentic, limited-edition digital version of the Stargate Origins pilot shooting script. The cost of All Access is a one-time fee of $20.00, which grants members access from the launch of Stargate Command through mid-May of 2018.
“As evidenced by the overwhelming response from our announcement out of Comic-con International: San Diego, there is no question that the appetite from Stargate fans is bigger than ever. This is the perfect time for Stargate Command, a destination that combines classic Stargate content with an unprecendented way for fans to interact with each other, and be a part of the new series,” said Chris Ottinger, President of MGM Worldwide TV Distribution & Acquisitions.
Both paid and unpaid Stargate Command members will also get a sneak peek at Stargate Origins, including a weekly window into the show’s production and access to the first two episodes when the series premieres. Fans who purchase the All Access membership during the pre-sale period will receive an exclusive Stargate Origins limited edition T-shirt.
Stargate Command will officially launch on iOS, Android, and online in the U.S. on September 20th All Access is now available for pre-sale in the U.S. at: stargatecommand.co. Stargate Command will be available worldwide through the iTunes Store and Google Play. Internationally, All Access will be available for purchase through app stores in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
Stargate Origins is a premium digital series following fan-favorite character, Catherine Langford. The show will explore a brand new chapter in Catherine Langford’s early history surrounding the extraordinary portal. Young Catherine embarks on an unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save Earth from unimaginable darkness.
Stargate Origins will be produced by entertainment studio New Form and MGM’s Digital Group, directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan (“Virtual Morality”) and written by Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry.
With more than 380 episodes spanning nearly 20 seasons, the Stargate franchise is an award-winning, cultural phenomenon. Stargate SG-1 is one of the longest-running science-fiction series in U.S. television history, while the original Stargate film went on to gross almost $200 million worldwide and spawned three live-action spin-off series.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About New Form
New Form is an entertainment studio that redefines how stories are developed, packaged and distributed. New Form empowers creators and audiences to produce original narratives that transcend traditional categories and platforms. Watch New Form series on a variety of global outlets, including TBS, CW’s The Seed, Freeform, Refinery29 and go90. Visit newform.com to learn more.
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