Sad news to report: The Stargate saga is coming to an end on Syfy — at least for the time being. Late yesterday the network announced that the upcoming 10 episode of season two of Stargate Universe, which will air in the Spring, will be the last.
The Stargate franchise — consisting of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe — has aired on Syfy since 2002. This cancellation follows that of another high profile sci-fi show, the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica.
All is not lost though as Syfy’s slate of returning series includes Warehouse 13, Eureka and Haven. These shows will be joined next year by new series Being Human, which launches on January 17, Alphas and the Battlestar Galactica prequel movie and de facto backdoor pilot Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.
While it’s a shame to see Stargate Universe get the axe it is pretty understandable. After all, the show’s rating were pretty low, even for a show on SyFy. So it stands to reason that SyFy decided to pull the plug on what must have been a rather expensive show to produce.
Don’t worry, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of the Stargate franchise on SyFy. Expect another series at some point.