the franchise

While working on Independence Day, Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich sold the rights to Stargate to MGM who hired Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner to develop a television programme based on the movie. This television programme, Stargate SG-1, would run for ten years and spawn three television spin-offs and a range of books, merchandise and games.

stargate sg-1

Running from 1997 to 2007, Stargate SG-1 was based on the Stargate movie, but several changes were made to the characters and storyline to allow for the development of an ongoing television programme.


Stargate SG-1 was used as the jumping point for two other live action television programmes, an animated television programme and a slew of books and other types of merchandise. Back to Extras