Crew enlisted for 'Stargate' duty


Justin Louis, David Blue, Brian J. Smith and Jamil Walker Smith are set to co-star opposite Robert Carlyle on Sci Fi Channel's new original series "Stargate Universe."

The series from MGM TV follows a group of soldiers, scientists and civilians left to fend for themselves when forced through a Stargate after their hidden base comes under attack. The survivors, who emerge aboard an ancient ship missing in the far reaches of space, are led by Dr. David Rush (Carlyle), who works to return the group to Earth.

Louis ("Hidden Hills") will play Col. Everett Young, a Stargate team leader.

Blue ("Ugly Betty") plays Eli Wallace, a slacker who happens to be a genius with at anything to which he puts his mind.

Brian J. Smith ("Hate Crime") is Lt. Matthew Scott, a junior member of the team thrust into the role of leader before he's ready.

Jamil Walker Smith ("Sister, Sister") plays Sr. Sgt. Ronald Greer, a Marine with a temper.

"Stargate" veterans Brad Wright and Robert Cooper are writing and exec producing the series, which will debut in the fall as a two-hour movie and be distributed by MGM Worldwide TV Distribution. (partialdiff)