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.

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.

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