Adam Baldwin, best known to SF fans
as the mercenary Jayne on Joss Whedon's Firefly, told SCI FI Wire that he
is pursuing a role on the upcoming Stargate Atlantis, a spin-off of the
SCI FI Channel's Stargate SG-1. "I'm hoping that can work
out," he said during an interview at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science
Fiction Convention. "We're working on it. Nothing set in stone just yet. I'm
actually trying to convince them to hire me."
Baldwin said that he
is up for a supporting character not unlike his role on Firefly. "He's a
military guy," he said. "I would be one of the supporting ensemble guys. Not the
lead guy. I'm a little past my prime. They want someone in there in their early
20s. You've got to launch a show with a 20-something guy. That's just the nature
of the beast these days. So I hopefully could jump in and add my experience to
any new show."
In the meantime,
Baldwin can be seen in the recently released box set Firefly: The Complete
Series, which came out Dec. 9.
Atlantis is a weekly series set to premiere in the summer of 2004, alongside
the upcoming eighth season of SG-1. Production on 20 hourlong episodes of
Atlantis is set to start in early 2004. Meanwhile, the remaining episodes
of the current seventh season of SG-1 will return to SCI FI on Jan. 9,
2004, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Sci Fi Wire