The SCI FI Channel today confirmed a long list of guest stars for the upcoming spin-off series Stargate Universe. Included in the announcement is the news that Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis co-star Amanda Tapping (“Samantha Carter”) will make a guest appearance on the show.
Tapping joins previously announced SG-1 actors Richard Dean Anderson (“Jack O’Neill,” story), Michael Shanks (“Daniel Jackson,” story), and Gary Jones (“Walter Harriman,” story) — leaving Christopher Judge (“Teal’c”) the only member of the original SG-1 team not yet confirmed to appear on the new series.
It is not yet known which episode Tapping will appear in.
Tapping’s own series, Sanctuary, will begin its second season this fall, likely airing alongside SGU.
SCI FI also officially confirmed the casting of actor Christopher MacDonald, giving us the full name of his character: Senator Alan Armstrong. The Senator is the father of Chloe Armstrong (Elyse Levesque), one of the show’s main characters.
The network has also announced that veteran actor Carlo Rota has been cast in the role of Carl Strom. This is probably a renamed “Dale Strom,” who as we previously reported works for the I.O.A. (International Oversight Advisory), the organization that oversees all things related to the Stargate program. SCI FI tells us that the character is actually the head of the I.O.A. — making him the guy to whom people like Richard Woolsey and Shen Xiaoyi report.
Rota hails from London, England, and has played recurring characters on 24, Queer as Folk, La Femme Nikita and Traders. His list of credits also include Saw V, Shark, Earth: Final Conflict and Total Recall: 2070.
Strom appears in the show’s fifth episode, “Earth” — though his first appearance on Stargate Universe might come sooner.
Finally, in something of a first for the Stargate franchise, the network announced that Grammy-nominated recording artist Janelle Monáe will play herself in an upcoming episode and will perform two songs from her new album Metropolis: “Many Moons” and “Sincerely.”
Stargate Universe is now filming for an October premiere in the U.S. (SCI FI), U.K. (Sky1), and Canada (SPACE)! Learn more about the new series in GateWorld’s SGU Launch Center.
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