Tapping gates to Atlantis for Season Four

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From Gateworld.net (stolen shamelessly)

“Samantha Carter” actress Amanda Tapping will appear in the fourth season of Stargate Atlantis in some capacity, she told fans this weekend at the AT2 event in England.

Tapping signed on for two additional years of Stargate SG-1 last year, anticipating an eleventh season of the show in 2007. SCI FI instead cancelled the series, but the studio plans to keep Tapping around to complete her current contract.

“I am contractually obligated to the franchise for a year. I knew at the beginning of Season Ten that it was a possibility that if SG-1 went down that I might be doing some Atlantis,” Tapping told GateWorld in an interview. “They exercised that option, which is fine.

“I think that this is a potential for a bit of fun. More than Carter and McKay. I think that this is a potential for a lot of fun.”

No details about the move are known yet, including how many episodes Tapping will appear in and whether she will have the status of a recurring guest star or a regular cast member. Rumors of cast changes are in the winds following the August cancellation of Stargate SG-1, but still not confirmed.

The actress also announced that she is producing and starring in a new science fiction project, currently seeking funding.

Stay tuned to GateWorld for a brand new interview with Amanda Tapping in the weeks to come! New episodes of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis return to SCI FI in March. Season Four of Atlantis is expected to go into production in February and premiere this summer.

Skydiver contributed to this report.

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