Syfy UK Acquires ‘Stargate Atlantis’ For Summer Schedule

Stargate Atlantis is returning to UK TV screens. Syfy UK has acquired the second TV series in the Stargate franchise, which originally aired for five seasons on Syfy state-side between 2004 and 2009. MGM Worldwide Television Distribution handles international distribution.

As with all the other entries in the franchise (excluding Stargate Origins), Sky One held first run rights to the series in the UK. The complete series also remains available to Sky subscribers as an on-demand box-set. Amazon Prime Video UK also have SVOD rights.

Created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, Stargate Atlantis follows the exploits of the Atlantis Expedition – a team of military and civilian personnel from Earth who set up base in the lost city of Atlantis and explore the Pegasus galaxy. The drama series is produced by MGM Television and stars Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Rachel Luttrell, Rainbow Sun Francks, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa, Paul McGillion, Amanda Tapping, Jewel Staite and Robert Picardo,

Stargate Atlantis is planned as a key part of Syfy UK’s summer schedule alongside the second season of Stargate co-creator Dean Devlin’s fantasy series The Outpost, and the final season of Syfy’s bounty hunter space drama Killjoys. Stargate Atlantis and The Outpost are presently eyed for July premieres.