(Please follow the link for the complete article excerpt from SFX Magazine Issue #198.)
Upping the Ante In Stargate Universe Season Two
SFXCLUSIVE The show's producers tease where they'll be taking the story on the characters in the second season.
Stargate's Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper
Things reached a nadir of bleakness by the end of the first season of Stargate Universe with the interstellar thugs known as the Lucien Alliance taking over our heroes' ship by extreme force, leaving the good guys quite literally on their knees, and a defiant Colonel Young dealing with the news that ex-lover TJ (who was carrying their child) lay dying elsewhere on the ship. But that could all be a afternoon in the park compared to what the producers have lined up for season two, they reveal in an exclusive interview in SFX198.
Long-running Stargate stalwart Brad Wright promises that escaping from the Alliance is going to be a messy business. "When you try to adopt a more realistic tone, where frankly we don't win every time, then there have to be real world repercussions like death and injury and loss. You can dig deeper into characters and the deeper you dig the repercussions can get bigger. We are going to some places with these characters, and already have really, that we would never go with the heroes of our other series..."
For more of season two news, including some of the production team’s plans for new baddie, Simeon, played by Heroes’ Robert Knepper, check out the full interview in SFX198.