Stargate Universe co-star Brian J. Smith has been cast in the upcoming TV movie Murder On the Orient Express, an adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery novel. It’s one of four films in the 2009-2010 season of the long-running British series Agatha Christie’s Poirot.
Smith plays Lt. Matthew Scott on SGU, which is currently airing its first season on Syfy in the U.S. and Sky1 in the U.K. The actor made the announcement on Twitter, but his role on Poirot is still unknown.
Poirot stars David Suchet as the fictional detective Hercule Poirot, and has aired on ITV in the United Kingdom since 1989.
The movie reportedly starts filming this month in the U.K. Filming on Universe‘s first season wrapped in October, with a hopeful second season tentatively set to begin in Vancouver in late February or early March.
Smith also announced this week that he’ll make his first (non-Comic Con) convention appearance at Chevron 7.4, January 29-31 in Birmingham, England. The convention is hosted by Massive Events. (His SGU cast mate David Blue (“Eli Wallace”) appeared just this past weekend at Chevron 7.3, in Northampton.)
Catch Brian in “Time,” this week’s new episode of Stargate Universe, Friday at 9 p.m. (8 Central) on Syfy.