First cast member named for Stargate Universe

Robert Carlyle as seen in

Scottish actor Robert Carlyle, known for roles in Trainspotting, Eragon, 28 Weeks Later, and widely known as a Bond villian for his role as Renard in The World Is Not Enough, has been cast as Dr. David Rush in the upcoming series Stargate Universe.

The new show focuses on a group of folks stranded aboard an Ancient starship that roams the universe depositing stargates on distant worlds. The catch? The  starship — the Destiny — has no way to return the hapless travelers to Earth.

Rush may be able to find a way to get them home, but he also may have other motives in play.

Stargate Universe premieres next summer on SciFi, replacing the departing Stargate Atlantis.

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