The crew of Stargate Universe has added two new faces to the writer’s room! Remi Aubuchon and Linda McGibney have joined the show for its second season, which begins filming in Vancouver, B.C. next week.
The news was announced by SGU writer-producer Joseph Mallozzi (blog).
Aubuchon comes to Stargate from the recent launch of Syfy’s Caprica, having written and executive produced the pilot movie. Prior to that his credits include 24, Summerland, The Lyon’s Den, and more. He also wrote episodes for Chicago Hope. He will be credited as SGU‘s Executive Consultant.
McGibney has previously worked as a writer and producer for Homicide: Life on the Street, Wildfire, Summerland, and more. She also wrote three episodes of Chicago Hope. As a Supervising Producer, she is the franchise’s first female full-time staff writer since the early years of Stargate SG-1 (though a number of women have contributed freelance scripts over the years).
As with the rest of the writing staff, the two will both write episodes and take up production duties.
The first episodes penned by the new additions should debut around mid-season. Mallozzi previously wrote that “Paul [Mullie] and Carl [Binder] are brainstorming #6 and #7, while Rob [Cooper] and Remi look to tackle #8 and #9. Looks like Linda and I (or, more appropriately given the slotting) will double-team on #10 and #11, leaving Brad [Wright] to tackle #12.”
Welcome to the newest members of the worldwide Stargate family! SGU Season Two is expected to premiere this fall on Syfy Channel in the United States. The second half of Season One resumes April 2.