Stargate: Atlantis is set to warp back to production. According to NBC, production on the fifth season of Stargate: Atlantis will commence later this month.

This new season will see Robert Picardo's Richard Woolsley as a full-time cast member and the new leader of the Stargate: Atlantis team. He was previously seen on five episodes of the show as that character, when he was an International Oversight Committee representative.

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The season will also feature Paul McGillion's fan-favorite character Dr. Carson Beckett, and guest stars from Amanda Tapping (Colonel Samantha Carter) and Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson), who will reprise their roles from Stargate SG-1.

No word on when the episodes will be set to air on the Sci-Fi Channel.