Earlier this spring, GateWorld was first to bring you the news that Martin Wood was helping executive produce the new Canadian version of a longtime British genre television favorite, Primeval: New World. We also were first to scoop that more Stargate talent was attached behind-the-scenes including directing turns from Andy Mikita and Stargate franchise veteran actress Amanda Tapping (“Samantha Carter”).
With principal photography on the series — currently filming in Vancouver, British Columbia — winding down, we now have confirmation (thanks to a source within the production) on some of the Stargate alumni who you’ll see on-screen, along with some tidbits on what they’ll be up to during the fledgling series’ first season of thirteen episodes:
- Sandy Sidhu (“Dr. Mehta” in Stargate Universe Season One episodes “Air, Part Three” and “Life”) will have a role in New World‘s third episode as the co-pilot of a DC-3 aircraft that runs into trouble.
- Episode 4, entitled “Angry Birds”, features recurring SGU player Patrick Gilmore (“Dale Volker”) as a character named “Blake” who is described as a “local entrepreneur whose operation is invaded by a flock of Terror Birds.”
- Lexa Doig (Stargate SG-1‘s “Carolyn Lam”) plays another doctor in the two-part season finale as “Mara Fridkin,” a toxicologist who is “suddenly thrust out of her depth.”
- Dan Payne (who has enjoyed multiple roles on both SG-1 and Atlantis, playing everything from Wraiths to Kull Warriors) appears toward the end of
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