Stargate Briefing: Cooper, Huffman, Phillips, Shanks

Robert Cooper Writing New TV Project

Former Stargate executive producer ROBERT C. COOPER is writing for a new TV project! Here’s what Deadline posted:

Lifetime is developing a period drama series about The Hollywood Reporter founder William Wilkerson, which is being produced by Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and Graham King’s GK TV. The project, written by Rob Cooper (Stargate: Universe), chronicles the colorful life of Wilkerson, a compulsive gambler who started off as a film executive in New York; lost all his money on Black Friday; founded The Hollywood Reporter; launched a slew of Hollywood nightclubs, including Ciro’s; founded The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas; and got entangled with the mob and had to go into hiding in France.

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Alaina Huffman Added to Wizard World Austin Event

Newswire Today made the announcement that ALAINA HUFFMAN will be a guest at the Wizard World Austin convention being held November 11-13. Other Stargate vets attending include ADAM BALDWIN (Col. David Dixon, SG-1), JULIA BENSON (Lt. Vanessa James, SGU) and LOUIS GOSSETT, JR. (Gerak, SG-1).

Lou Diamond Phillips in Longmire

LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS is in the cast of the new A&E series that will be premiering in 2012, Longmire. The show is based off of a series of Walt Longmire books written by Craig Johnson, who is also heavily involved with the production. The Rapid City Journal article entitled “Author tells how his books are becoming new television series” focuses on an interview with Johnson conducted during one of his appearances in August. More information about the books, the television series, and the characters are at the link.

Update on Michael Shanks’s Pilot Saving Hope

MICHAEL SHANKS and Stargate alum ERICA DURANCE (Krista James, SG-1) filmed a TV pilot called Saving Hope. Durance mentioned the project in a recent interview with TVLine.com, “I’m still waiting to hear [where things stand]. We had some really positive feedback from some of the people we approached… so we’ll see what happens. That was a wonderful experience and a project I’m really proud of.” (Thanks to MSOL for the update.)

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