Ming-Na (ER, Two and a Half Men), Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba), Elyse Levesque (Journey to the Center of the Earth), and Alaina Huffman (Smallville) have all joined the cast of the Sci Fi Channel’s SGU: Stargate Universe.  They join a cast that already includes Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith (see “Robert Carlyle in Stargate Universe”).

The new series is darker and edgier than previous Stargate iterations.  According to The Hollywood Reporter SGU is slated to debut “this October with a two-part episode directed by Andy Mikita.”