Who said anything about retirement? Always eager to get back in the business when the right project comes along, former Stargate SG-1 leading man Richard Dean Anderson has been cast in a recurring role in the new USA Network series Facing Kate. This according to Fancast.com.
Anderson — SG-1‘s Jack O’Neill — will play the not-at-all generically named “David Smith” in at least five episodes of the series, which begins production Vancouver this month.
Facing Kate stars Sarah Shahi as Kate Reed, “a top litigator who became frustrated with the endless bureaucracy and injustice she witnessed on a daily basis and decided to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a mediator,” according to a network press release. Anderson’s character is described by the site as “a charismatic but secretive man who enters Kate’s life shortly after the death of her father. In short order, it is revealed that David has deeper connections to the Reed family.”
The new series co-stars Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica, One Tree Hill), Virginia Williams (The O.C., American Beauty) and Baron Vaughn (Invasion).
Most recently, Anderson has made a handful of guest appearances as General O’Neill on Stargate Universe. He’s expected to return for Stargate: Revolution, should MGM get the planned SG-1 movie off the ground.
USA has ordered 11 episodes for the first season of Facing Kate, in addition to the 90-minute pilot. The network hasn’t announced a premiere date yet, but 2011 seems likely. Stick with GateWorld for more developments.
(Thanks to Morjana for the tip!)