Multichannel News claims that the regular series will come to an end in January 2009 at the conclusion of its fifth season. However, a direct-to-DVD movie has been announced and it is hoped that the show will continue in that format.
Atlantis co-creators Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper issued a joint statement, saying: "We're excited to tell Atlantis stories on a bigger canvas. The success of the two original Stargate direct-to-video movies 'The Ark Of Truth' and 'Continuum' have shown us the opportunities that the movie format offers.
"We have plans for both SG-1 and Atlantis to remain vital as we expand the franchise."