The second season of Stargate Universe will offer up more of the classic adventure and humor that long-time fans of the Stargate franchise love, according to executive producer Brad Wright. Wright talked about the show’s upcoming year in a new video interview with Collider.com.
“This show is opening up a little in terms of its ability to be a little more of the adventure that the other shows were,” he said. “And with that comes a little bit more of the ability to do humor. Eli has always brought that to the show. It’s just now becoming a little bit broader. Young has actually been quite funny in several episodes in Season Two.
“Just as the situation and the characters get to know each other a bit more, it becomes easier to do that.”
But “SGU will never be as broad as the two previous shows,” Wright added, “because it is trying to be a bit deeper in terms of character development. It’s something we are trying to do.”
Guest stars from SG-1 and Atlantis do enable the writers to inject a little more of that mainstay Stargate humor. In the upcoming episode “Seizure,” the arrival of actors David Hewlett and Robert Picardo made humor a virtual necessity.
“It is fun to write McKay again,” Wright said. “It is fun to have the sarcasm of Woolsey in a scene. And it was almost impossible not to include some of the more forward humor that came with Atlantis. It was easier to do with Atlantis than with SGU.”
And just what sort of story will require that the crew draw on the help of Rodney McKay and Richard Woolsey? Wright compared the basic premise of the story to a much-loved SG-1 and Atlantis crossover episode. “We’re going to see McKay and Woolsey in a fun sort of story that’s a little bit like ‘The Pegasus Project’ in terms of things that need to be done that affect both the Milky Way Galaxy and Destiny at the same time,” he said.
Check out the full interview now at Collider! Stargate Universe premieres on its new night this Tuesday, September 28 at 9 p.m. (8 Central) on Syfy.