For those of you wondering what the new ‘Torchwood‘ series will look like, wonder no more!
Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper are back, but this time with a heavy American slant. Made as a co-production between the BBC and US Starz network, ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ looks less like ‘Torchwood series 4’, and far more ‘Torchwood Season 1 USA’. They have previously said it’s ‘not a reboot or remake, we’re just moving countries’, but I have to say, the US influence is extremely apparent in that trailer. Not that i think that’s a bad think necessarily. I mean, there’s only so long you can have Cardiff as the centre for alien weirdness! And with most of the team and the Cardiff Hub gone, it seems like a good time to move overseas.
Head writing duties are still in the hands of Russell T Davies, but now strongly supported by the brilliant Buffy/Battlestar writer Jane Espenson. RTD has never been shy of admitting his love for recent US scifi/fantasy shows, and Jane is one of the best veteran genre writers out there, so I’m really looking forward to see what the pair of them have come up with. The central plot of this 10 episode run focuses on the idea that suddenly, on one ‘Miracle Day’, no one on the planet dies. Joining John Barrowman & Eve Myles are Kai Owen – back as Gwen’s other half Rhys; Mekhi Phifer (ER, Lie To Me) stars as CIA agent Rex Matheson; and Star Trek’s ‘Q’, John de Lancie also joins the cast. They also seem to have been raiding the 80’s for actors, with Ghostbuster’s Ernie Hudson and The Outsider’s C. Thomas Howell both taking roles!
Having just seen the trailer below, i’m really really looking forward to this! ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ will air on Starz in the US on 8th of July. Still waiting on confirmation from the BBC on the UK airdate, but I guarantee it’ll either be the 1st or the 8th of July at 9pm on BBC1.