It’s been a few years since fans had a Stargate series on the air, but a whole lot of the creative team is putting together the new Syfy series Dark Matter — and they’ve just added a few more familiar faces.
The 13-episode Dark Matter comes from the minds of former Stargate producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and is slated to debut on Syfy (Disclosure: Parent company of Blastr) this summer. The series follows the crew of a spaceship who awake from stasis with no clue where they are. Mallozzi and Mullie have now tapped old friends Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1’s Samantha Carter) and Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis’ Dr. Elizabeth Weir) to make sure this project has even more of a Stargate connection.
Higginson will reportedly guest-star in an early episode as the character Cmdr. Delaney Truffault, though Mallozzi noted in a recent blog post that fans could likely expect her to stick around beyond that initial appearance. Higginson’s character played a key role in the early years of Stargate: Atlantis, though she was eventually written out in the final few years.
Sadly, Tapping will only be working behind the camera this time around — following up on the burgeoning directorial career she’s been building with a smattering of SG-1, Primeval: New World and Continuum episodes over the years. She’ll reportedly be directing the fourth episode of Dark Matter’s debut season.
The series’ main cast includes Melissa O’Neil (Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (RoboCop), Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).