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Alexander Siddig Not Returning to ATLANTIS

I posted a few weeks ago that production on the second season of Atlantis was underway, and while the official announcement did not mention Sid, I assumed that was simply because they weren’t filming scenes with King Minos yet. I’ve since learned that Sid is not, in fact, returning for season 2.

Despite “a terrific cast and hardworking crew,” Sid told me that he was unhappy with the creative direction for his character and encouraged them to kill him off during the poisoning storyline toward the end of season 1. When King Minos recovered from being poisoned, Sid was surprised but declined to return to the show. It remains to be seen how the writers will handle his absence.

In the meantime, Sid is working on producing a new TV show, City of Veils, based on the novel by Zoe Ferraris, with ITV Studios under the aegis of his production company “…this red rock“. 

About Mel

Mel started a fan site for Siddig in 1996, as a way to learn HTML and to promote his charitable endeavors. In 1998, he proposed that it become his official fan site; she quickly agreed and a long-distance friendship was born. You can reach Mel at mel[at]sidcity[dot]net.

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