Joining previously announced stars Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith on the upcoming SCI FI Channel series SGU: Stargate Universe are Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyes Levesque and Alaina Huffman, the network announced today.
The series — which follows Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis in the popular franchise — concerns a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, the Destiny, that is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth.
Phillips (La Bamba, Che) plays Colonel Telford, a stubbornly confident, lifelong military man who puts his faith in the chain of command.
Levesque (Smallville, Men in Trees) stars as Chloe Armstrong, daughter and aide of a U.S. senator who finds herself trapped on the ship.
Huffman (Smallville) is Msgt. Tamara Johansen, an Air Force field medic who must overcome her lack of in-depth experience to treat the seriously wounded.
Ming-Na (ER) will portray Camile Wray, an HR executive with the international oversight committee that governs the Stargate program, and the highest-ranking member of that division left stranded on the ship.
Production began last week in Vancouver on SGU, which is described as being edgier and younger in tone than the other Stargate series. It is slated to begin this October with a two-part premiere directed by Andy Mikita (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis).
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