With this bit of news, I am in a tizzy...MAJOR TIZZY!
Over on Zap2it, a TV ratings and news outlet, a major bomb was dropped today.
As has been previously noted here, this is the final season of Stargate Atlantis. The show will go into "movie" mode like it's predecessor.
But, another series had been announced, but not much else was being told.
Today, we got the scoop, and it is a WHOPPER.
Robert Carlyle Passes Through 'Stargate'
That's right. The same gentleman I spoke of earlier that starred in the BBC series Hamish Macbeth, and is one of my top 5 actors (with Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, David Bowie and Ian Mckellen), star of movies like Trainspotting, Angela's Ashes, 28 Weeks Later and more (duh...Full Monty...WOOT), is set to enter the SG universe.
This is major for several reasons..
An award winner for multiple series overseas, and being in cult like movies, his introduction to the series also brings it to a new darker version of SG.
"[Carlyle] brings a depth, intelligence and complexity to his roles, which will fit perfectly with the fresh, new reinvention of this franchise," says Mark Stern, Sci Fi's head of original programming."
""Stargate Universe" will take a somewhat darker tone than its predecessors, "SG-1" and "Atlantis." It centers on a group of soldiers and civilians who are forced through a Stargate and wind up on an ancient ship in the far reaches of space."
I am still all choked up over this. I have watched this guy for ages. And now to see him in a US based mainstream show is a leap in the right direction for others to discover his talent.
Suggested Robert Carlyle viewing...
If you like the 3 musketeers and have watched Eli Stone on TV, or have seen Hackers and know Jonny Lee Miller (who also starred with Robert in Trainspotting) also check out Plunkett and Macleane (starring a cute little Liv Tyler as well)..
Of course, the totally zombified Robert in 28 weeks later (considered better than the first movie by many).
Dead Fish along with other mega talent Gary Oldman.
Forumla 51 for some goofy Samuel L Jackson fun (this movie is best viewed with brain off, and more for laughs)
And as an added bonus, Robert also starred this year in the return of 24: Redemption.
Aww, this guy works so much, and is a huge talent. All I know is the SG universe got just a little more interesting adding an actor of such caliber.