Stargate SG-1′s Teryl Rothery is headed back to series television, joining the cast of the new Hallmark Channel original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove.
It’s the cable network’s first primetime original scripted series, based on the Cedar Cove series of novels by best-selling author Debbie Macomber. The television series stars Andie MacDowell (Jane By Design, Groundhog Day) as Olivia Lockhart, a judge at the small-town Cedar Cove Municipal Court.
Rothery will play Grace, the lead character’s best friend. In addition to her years on Stargate she has also appeared on Caprica, Kyle XY, The Killing, and numerous other series.
Also starring is actor Dylan Neal, who Stargate fans may recognize as John Sheppard’s brother, Dave (“Outcast”). He also played the lead on the attempted Babylon 5 spin-off Legend of the Rangers, and had recurring roles on such series as Dawson’s Creek, JAG, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Former Stargate writer/producer Carl Binder serves as showrunner on Cedar Cove, which shoots in Vancouver.
Also watch for other familiar faces from the Vancouver film and television community, including (according to IMDb) former Stargate guest stars Garry Chalk (“Colonel Chekov”), Barclay Hope (“Lionel Pendergast”), Andrew Airlie (“Kalan,” “Dr. Carmichael”), Sarah Smyth (“Annie Balic”), and Ian Tracey (“Smith” in “Prometheus”).
Cedar Cove premieres July 20, and will air Saturday nights at 8/7c. Visit the official show site at HallmarkChannel.com to watch the trailer and learn more about the show.