Scottish actor Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty) has been cast in the leading
role of Dr. David Rush on Sci Fi channel’s new Stargate series, Stargate Universe.
Production on the eagerly anticipated series begins in February, and a two-hour movie premiere of the series is expected in the summer.
Carlyle recently made some positive waves, playing Carl Benton in 24: Redemption
“We couldn’t be more excited to set Robert Carlyle for Stargate Universe. He brings a depth, intelligence, and complexity to his roles, which will fit perfectly with the fresh, new reinvention of this franchise,” said Mark Stern, executive vice president of original
programming for Sci Fi.
Universe is billed as “edgier and younger” than the previous two series. It follows a
band of soldiers, scientists and civilians who find an ancient space ship that explores the far reaches of space.
Detractors say it’s too much like Star Trek space exploration-in-a-ship shows.
In this new show, Dr. Rush (Carlyle) works to unlock the mysteries of the ship and return the group home, but evidence of his ulterior motives soon arises.
We await with baited breath.