David Blue (Moonlight, Ugly Betty) will play Eli Wallace, the show’s resident genius and slacker. Brian J. Smith (Hate Crime) will be checking in as the young Lt. Matthew Scott. Justin Louis (Hidden Hills, Durham County) will be Col. Everett Young, an experienced Stargate team leader and Jamil Walker Smith (Sister, Sister) will play Sr. Sgt. Ronald Greer, a marine with a temper.
Stargate Universe will follow a group of scientists, soldiers and civilians who are left to fend for themselves when their base is attacked and they are forced through a Stargate aboard an ancient ship in the far reaches of space. The survivors are led by Dr. David Rush (Robert Carlyle), who works to solve the ship’s mysteries and lead the group back to Earth.
Stargate Universe is penned by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, who also serve as executive producers. The series will premiere with a two-hour movie on the SCI FI Channel in the fall and be distributed by MGM.