Posted by: da_nibbler | December 15, 2008

First casting news for new Stargate series

A new Stargate series titled Stargate Universe will start production in Februrary in Vancouver, BC. Expected to get a 20 episode order from Sci Fi Channel the new series will debut next summer with a two-hour-pilot.

Sci Fi Channel has been looking to cast a well known actor in the lead and some fresh faces for the rest of the cast. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Robert Carlyle, of Trainspotting and Full Monty fame, will be heading up the cast of the edgier and darker new series.

Brad Wright was recently interviewed by Gateworld about the new series.

“The idea of Stargate Universe is that it is set on a ship that was part of an Ancient experiment that was set in motion probably millions of years ago – one that they never saw to fruition, but that we can. They got busy with the whole ascension thing.”

The experiment is “to send a ship across the universe, and to send one ahead of it to seed the galaxies with Stargates, and that they would one day use the ninth chevron to get there [to the ship]. And that’s what Stargate Universe is.”

Check out the full interview here.

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