Principal casts for both Stargate SG-1
and Stargate Atlantis
have signed on to reprise their roles for the recently announced new seasons of the shows. Returning for another tour of duty on Stargate SG-1 will be Ben Browder
, Amanda Tapping
, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks
and Beau Bridges
. Also joining the team as a regular cast member in season 10 will be Claudia Black
, who won audiences over in the current season for her portrayal of "Vala," the sexually-charged, ethically-challenged thief-of-all-trades who spends all her free time tormenting Daniel Jackson (Shanks).
In another galaxy, Stargate Atlantis welcomes the return of Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, Paul McGillion and Jason Momoa. Currently in its second season, 'Atlantis' is cable television's first successful drama spin-off, averaging more than 2.3 million viewers a week.
Stargate SG-1’s new season will be a historic one for the series, as it becomes the longest-running sci-fi drama on US television, surpassing The X-Files
and every iteration of Star Trek
. The show will also mark its 200th episode. Stronger than ever, the series is currently in its ninth original season, averaging 2.4 million viewers each week.