Posted by: da_nibbler | April 21, 2009

‘SGU’ Has Gay Characters

GateWorld has some interesting tidbits from the stage panel at Creation Entertainment‘s official Vancouver Stargate convention earlier this month.

Stargate Universe series creators Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright disclosed that “[SGU] will have gay characters”. “There are at least one and potentially more gay characters on Universe,” Cooper said in answer to a fan’s question. Wright added “There’s actually two.”

One of those characters is Camille Wray, the I.O.A. representative on board the Destiny, new casting documents reveal. The character is played by actress Ming-Na.

In the show’s seventh episode ‘Life‘ viewers will meet Wray’s long-time partner back on Earth, Sharon. The character is listed as a lead guest, and possibly recurring. Camille uses the Destiny’s long-range communications device to return home to Sharon for a brief respite.

The decision to include gay characters on Universe was born from the desire to focus the show on its characters and their relationships with one another.

“This goes towards our goal to make the characters on ‘Universe’ as complex and complicated and realistic and identifiable as we can, to as many people as we can,” Cooper said. “And that’s not just a desire for ratings. That’s the desire to portray humanity, and make a show that is saying something about who we are.”

Read the whole article over at GateWorld. Stargate Universe premieres this fall on the Sci Fi Channel.

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