Shanks, Stait headed for Smallville
Monday - October 19, 2009
Veteran Stargate SG-1 actors Michael Shanks and Brent Stait are moving to Smallville. The actors will guest star as members of the Justice Society in an upcoming episode.
Shanks (“Daniel Jackson”) will play the classic DC Comics hero Hawkman in the episode, titled “Society,” according to IGN. The episode is penned by comic book writer Geoff Johns.
Stait will play Dr. Fate in the episode. He played Louis Ferretti in the first season of Stargate SG-1 (including “Children of the Gods”). On Atlantis, he pinch-hit for Connor Trinneer and played the Wraith Michael under prosthetics in the second season finale, “Allies.”
UPDATE: Playing Stargirl in the episode will be 24-year-old Brittney Irvin, Fancast.com reports. Before she was all grow’ed up, Irvin played Merrin in the SG-1 third season episode “Learning Curve.”
UPDATE 2: Writer Geoff Johns confirmed that the episode will, in fact, be a two-parter, with the second half titled “Legends.” (via Krypton Site)
“Society” and “Legends” are expected to air in January. Look for Smallville Friday nights on The CW!
(Thanks to Craig and herbertsommerfel for the tip)
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