Tapping tapped for Atlantis

Stargate SG-1 veteran Amanda Tapping is to jump ship to Stargate Atlantis in the spin-off show's fourth season, set to hit Stateside screens this Autumn. And yes, she'll still be playing Lt Col Samantha Carter, the character she played for ten seasons of the recently cancelled SG-1.

Tapping has signed for 14 of the upcoming 20 episodes, and the season promises to deliver "a powerful new race, new cast members" and will also "mark the loss of beloved friends."

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