Former Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis director-producer (and occasional writer and actor) Peter DeLuise will return to the franchise to direct the fourth hour of Stargate Universe. The news was revealed this week by SGU consulting producer Joseph Mallozzi on his blog.
The episode is titled “Fire,” and is being written by series co-creator and executive producer Brad Wright.
DeLuise directed 57 episodes of SG-1 and six episodes of Atlantis, according to the Internet Movie Database, going all the way back to the second season SG-1 episode “Serpent’s Song.” As an actor he also made tiny cameos in the episodes he directed, and played the Wormhole X-Treme replacement actor in “200.”
He departed the show when SG-1 came to an end in 2007 (his final episode being “Family Ties”), and directed for such shows as Painkiller Jane, Kyle XY, and the new hit Canadian series The Guard. He also picked up his acting career, making appearances in Robson Arms, Supernatural, and — going into our “It’s a Small World, After All” files — playing “John Sheppard” in Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon.
“Fire” is expected to go before cameras late March or early April, and will air this fall on the SCI FI Channel in the United States. Learn more about Stargate Universe in GateWorld’s SGU Launch Section!