MGM today announced that Richard Dean Anderson will be reprising his role as General Jack O’Neill for the studio’s upcoming “Stargate: Continuum.”
Anderson will join cast members Ben Browder (“Stargate SG-1’s” Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell) and Amanda Tapping (Lt. Col. Samantha Carter) in shooting on location in the sub-zero climate of the Arctic where the production is working in collaboration with the U.S. Navy’s Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station (APLIS) for the week of March 23 through 29.
“We’re thrilled to have Richard join us for ‘Stargate: Continuum,'” said Brad Wright, co-creator of the “Stargate” franchise and writer/executive producer for the latest installment for the property. “As General Jack O’Neill, Richard brings both a sense of history and familiarity to the continuing adventures of the Stargate team. And we all recognize his value as the much-loved hero among the Stargate fan base.”
In addition to the frigid outdoor environments, the filming will also involve U.S. Navy submarine USS Alexandria (SSN-757). Among the most visually stunning and dramatic scenes to be filmed at the location involves the submarine as it bursts through the ice and into the cold Arctic air with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees below zero.
As previously announced, “Stargate: Continuum” will shoot a variety of scenes on location in the Arctic ice, located approximately 200 nautical miles north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Martin Wood, Director of over 70 “Stargate SG-1” and “Stargate Atlantis” episodes, is confirmed to direct “Stargate: Continuum.”
In January of this year, MGM made a commitment to continuing to the “Stargate” franchise by giving the green light to “Stargate: The Ark of Truth,” which begins production on April 15 and “Stargate: Continuum” which will feature the epic ice camp scenes, and resumes filming on May 22. Written and produced by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” and “Stargate: Continuum” will include the following “Stargate SG-1” cast members: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Chris Judge, Claudia Black, with Beau Bridges and Michael Shanks.