STARGATE: ORIGINS Featurette Offers us Our First Look at The New Series
A behind-the-scenes featurette was recently released for the upcoming new Stargate series Stargate: Origins. It gives us our first look at the series and also offers us our first look at actress Ellie Gall as the young version of the character Catherine Langford, which is who the series centers around. Judging from what I'm seeing here in this video, it looks like it could be a cool series!
The story "will follow a younger version of Catherine Langford (originally played by Elizabeth Hoffman) and explore a new chapter in her early history surrounding the portal. Catherine embarks on a new unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save the Earth from darkness."
The series is being directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan and when talking about the first week of shooting she said:
“We had stunts and we had blood and we had emotional moments, and I feel like we really hit all those, and at the end it was going and going and going and going.”
Stargate Origins also stars Connor Trinneer (Stargate Atlantis), who will play Catherine's father Professor Langford. The rest of the cast includes Salome Azizi, Philip Alexander, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Daniel Rashid, Sarah Navratil, Shvan Aladdin, Tonatiuh Elizarraraz, Derek Chariton, Justin Michael Terry and Lincoln Werner Hoppe. There are still no details on the characters that these actors will play.
Stargate Origins is being developed as a digital series that will consist of 10 episodes that run 10 minutes in length. It will be exclusively shown on a new website called Stargate Command. According to MGM, this website will also be an official destination for all things Stargate, including a “variety of Stargate assets and content from the franchise’s nearly 25-year history.” It's also a place where more new behind-the-scenes footage of the series will be dropped.
Here's a previously released synopsis for the series:
Stargate Origins will be a new chapter in the life of franchise stalwart Catherine Langford, whose father, archeologist Paul Langford, discovered the eponymous Stargate in 1928, when Catherine was a young girl.
Origins will see a young Catherine — whose death as an elderly woman is depicted in the eighth season of Stargate SG-1 — exploring the mysteries of the Stargate in an attempt to save Earth.
I hope that Stargate Origins turns out to be good!