Actress Rhona Mitra has been cast in a key role at the end of Stargate Universe‘s first season, Syfy announced today.
She’ll play Kiva, described by the network as “a strong-willed commander of an alien incursion force. Kiva will do whatever it takes to safeguard her people even if it is at the ultimate expense of the Destiny crew.”
The 33-year-old, London-born actress has had recurring roles on Nip/Tuck, Boston Legal, The Practice (as Tara Wilson), Gideon’s Crossing and Party of Five. Her film career includes movies from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans to The Number 23.
According to previously released casting documents, Kiva is a commander in the Lucian Alliance — the group which the Destiny crew speculated may have been behind the attack on the Icarus Base in the series premiere, “Air, Part 1.”
Learn more about the upcoming season of Stargate Universe in GateWorld’s Season One episode guide! The 3-part premiere concludes this Friday at 9 p.m. (8 Central) on Syfy.