The studio and network describe Scott as “a junior member of the Stargate team. Green and rough around the edges, he is thrust into the role of leader well before he’s ready for the responsibility and must learn to command, earn respect through action, and manage the diverse personalities aboard the ship.”
A native of Allen, Texas, 27-year-old Smith studied theater in Plano, Texas, and at The Juilliard School Drama Division in New York City. He has appeared in the independent films Hate Crime, Red Hook, and 2009’s The War Boys, and on Broadway in the play Come Back, Little Sheba. According to IMDb, this is his first television role.
In addition to the previously announced series lead, Robert Carlyle (story), MGM and SCI FI are announcing a total of four cast members today — at different entertainment news sites. The full press release will be along tomorrow. We don’t know the other three names yet … so get hunting!
Also announced is a name change for Carlyle’s character, now Dr. Nicholas Rush (formerly David Rush).
Stargate Universe will begin principal photography on February 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about the new series at GateWorld’s exclusive Stargate Universe Launch Center!