Earlier today, UK network ITV announced that the critically-acclaimed sci-fi show Primeval will return in early 2011, and joining the cast will be Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir). Siddig can also be seen in the new movie Clash of the Titans. More details below.
Sid goes ‘Primeval’
As reported at ITV.com, Alexander Siddig is one of three actors joining the cast for the fourth seasons (or series as they say in the UK) of Primeval, a sci-fi adventure series which follows a group of scientists as they track down and capture prehistoric and futuristic creatures that arrive in the present through temporal anomalies. Siddig will play Philip Burton, a charismatic scientist who owns (partly) and operates the Anomaly Research Centre. Primeval will mark Siddig’s first series as a regular cast member since Deep Space Nine ended in 1999.
ITV reports that the premieres of Primeval‘s fourth and fifth series (seasons) will be split between ITV1 and UKTV’s new entertainment pay TV channel, Watch. Series 4, with Siddig in the cast, will premiere on channel ITV1 early in 2011 while Series 5 will premiere on Watch later that year. ITV1 will then broadcast Series 5 at a later time. It is unknown if Siddig will be involved in both series. Primeval also airs on BBC America, but no word yet on when Sid’s first episode will air in the US.
To get an idea what the show is about, here is a trailer for the show from season three
Sid in Titans and Cairo Time
If, however, you cannot wait until 2011 to see Sid in action, you can currently catch him as Hermes in the blockbuster movie Clash of the Titans, which opened in theaters last weekend. Check out Sid in the trailer (unsure if this is true)
And Sid stars across Patricia Clarkson in the indie romance Cairo Time. The film was released in Canada last year and is doing the film festival circuit in search of distribution (it is showing at the San Francisco Film Festival April 28th). More info at the official site. Here is the trailer.
To keep up with all things Sid, visit his official site sidcity.net