Saturday, January 15, 2005

Rainbow gets partial axe

How dare they reduce this scrumptous eye candy's screen time?

Francks to get Reduced Role on Atlantis
“Stargate: Atlantis” is getting a lot of attention in its first season on Sci-Fi Channel, but one actor will be getting less attention when the second season premieres this summer. GateWorld is reporting that Rainbow Sun Francks, who plays Aiden Ford in the series, will be reduced to recurring character status in the second season. Check the link for the whole article.

The announcement was made by series co-creator Brad Wright, which means that Francks will be removed from the opening credits, and will have a less prominent role in the show. But that doesn’t mean his character will be ignored.

“We have plans for him as a recurring character in an arc that extends through at least the first part of Season 2,” Wright said. Last November, Francks said that he himself was interested in where his character would go in the second season.

“Season 2 is going to be fun,” he said at the time. “Frim what I’ve spoken to the writers about, there are some very interesting things in line for Ford. If you weren’t interested in Ford before, you definitely will be, is all I can say. I can’t let any of it out because it’s all speculation right now, but what we’ve spoken about is extremely exciting.”

No reason was given for Francks reduced role, but a new character named Ronon Dex is going to be introduced in the show beginning next season. That character has yet to be cast.

Being moved from recurring status to regular cast member will be Paul McGillion, who plays Carson Beckett.

“In fact, that’s how we thought of him most of last year,” Wright said. “It just wasn’t formalized yet.”

The second half of the show’s first season will premiere Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Sci-Fi Channel.

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