For those who have been asking, SciFi Channel will indeed be premiering Stargate Universe next month.
Updated: It will kick off as a two hour premiere on Friday October 9 at 8.30pm hot on the heels of its US launch on October 2nd as a two-hour movie on Syfy.
SGU will follow a team of explorers headed up by Dr Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle). They must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship’s Stargate to survive.
The cast also includes Lou Diamond Phillips, plus Justin Louis, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, and Ming-Na. Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis stars Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping and Michael Shanks also appear.
There are 20 eps in the first season.