Black plays an alien woman named Vala in the upcoming Season Eight episode “Prometheus Unbound,” which has already aired in the U.K. Her former Farscape co-star Ben Browder will join the show as a regular next season.
“It was funny because the crew said to me at the time, ‘Your character doesn’t die in this episode, so you might come back,’ and they’re very consistent in Stargate, they do bring a lot of guest characters back,” she said. “So there’s definitely the scope for Vala, and I’ll be interested to see what they come up with. And I’ll be very interested to see Ben and Michael Shanks working together.”
“I would work with Ben in an absolute heartbeat,” Black added. But would the two fall back into their John-Aeryn routine? “What I would like to do is test my range and his range, which I know goes way beyond the scope of what we were doing. Farscape gave us a lot of scope and a lot of opportunity to try many different things — the blind episode, the crazy episode. But I’d love to test our respective ranges.
“For me, as an actor, I really want to get into a realm where I’m taking huge risks, and I know that I can do that with no one more so than with Ben. So if the opportunity arose for me to go back, work on Stargate, and work closely with Ben, I’d really want to mix it up a bit and have a play.”
Check out the complete interview at BBC.co.uk! Black also talks at length about the recent mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. “Prometheus Unbound” airs Friday, January 28 on The SCI FI Channel in the U.S.