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Australian Trailer Causes Confusion ("JACK WILL BE BACK" January 2012)
I wanted to post something to clear up any potential confusion. It seems that a trailer run on UKTV in Australia has lead some fans and some news sources to conclude that Torchwood has been renewed for 5th series. As far as I know this is not the case. We've had no official word that Torchwood is coming back for another series, next year or ever. I hope it does, but we don't know anything yet.
The trailer simply says "JACK WILL BE BACK" January 2012. With very little research - going to BBC Australia's official site, I found the truth behind the ad. Starting January 1st 2010 UKTV will be airing every appearance of Jack in Doctor Who and 4 series' of Torchwood. They also boast of "special access to John Barrowman to hear his thoughts about playing Jack". I'm sure that just comes down to mini-interviews aired every so often or something of the like. I love that they called it "special access to John Barrowman" I wonder if he know's when they will access him, or if there is a button they press and he appears before them...special access...sounds special.
Anyway just a quick note saying, series 5 not yet confirmed but hooray Australia for getting a massive Jack marathon, should be fun! If any news about series 5 does come out we'll spread it like crazy, promise.
'Torchwood: Miracle Day': 5 things to expect from the next 7 episodes - Originally posted 25th July 2011
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By Mikey O'Connell July 25, 2011
After lamenting the death Ianto, flirting with pretty much anyone in the audience who would ask a question and singing show tunes, the cast of "Torchwood" left their Comic-Con panel to meet with press and talk about the rest of the season.
John Barrowman (Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen), Mekhi Phifer (Rex), Bill Pullman (Oswald) and Alexa Havins (Esther) were all in attendance -- as was "Torchwood" writer and Comic-Con superstar Jane Espenson.
So what did they have to say? From our encounters with all of them, Zap2it gleaned 5 concrete (or maybe slightly speculative) developments headed our way as "Torchwood: Miracle Day" continues its 10-episode run on Starz...
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Fans at home can virtually crash Comic-Con via “Population Boom” and unlock exclusive video shown at the panel
BBC Worldwide Productions brings their fourth season of “Torchwood” to the United States produced exclusively for STARZ. “Miracle Day” features “Torchwood” alumni John Barrowman [Captain Jack Harkness], Eve Myles [Gwen Cooper], and Kai Owens [Rhys Williams] as well as new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Alexa Havins. “Torchwood: Miracle Day” airs Fridays at 10pm on STARZ.
“Torchwood: Miracle Day” will have a Comic-Con panel featuring a cast and writer discussion, along with exclusive video.Fans not able to attend Comic-Con can unlock the exclusive video shown at the panel by sharing “Population Boom” with friends via Twitter, Facebook and email. Fans must share “Population Boom” in order to gain access to the exclusive video.
The exclusive video will be unlocked online Friday, July 22 at 1:15pm ET/10:15am PT. Fans who shared the video will be notified via email when it’s live.
Torchwood: Miracle Day is coming to Comic-Con in a big way! Torchwood fans can attend a panel with the cast and crew, an autograph session and an advanced screening of episode 3 "Dead of Night" written by Jane Espenson.
Comic-Con information follows:
Thursday, July 21 - SCREENING
9:30-10:30 Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 103-- Get a sneak peek at this week's new episode, Dead of Night. Torchwood goes on the run and finds a new enemy, but as they launch a raid on PhiCorp headquarters, Jack (John Barrowman) must confront the mysterious Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman). Now airing Friday nights at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Starz. Room 6DE
Friday, July 22 - PANEL
10:00-11:00 Torchwood: Miracle Day--John Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who) join cast members Mekhi Phifer (ER), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Alexa Havins (All My Children), and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), along with writer Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica), to discuss the fourth installment of the hit BBC Worldwide show, a Starz Originals co-production, currently airing Friday nights at 10 ET/PT on Starz. Ballroom 20
Friday, July 22 - SIGNING
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Limited Autograph SigningJohn Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who) join cast members Mekhi Phifer (ER), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), and Alexa Havins (All My Children), along with writer Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica) of the STARZ original hit series Torchwood: Miracle Day for a special limited autograph signing on Friday, July 22nd. Visit the Autograph Area in the Sails Pavilion for a chance to draw a ticket for the signing. Drawing for tickets to be held at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area on Friday only.
Starz has also released 3 sneak peek clips of Episode 2 "Rendition"
'Torchwood' Eve Myles 'understands UK fan frustration' - 30th June 2011
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By Morgan Jeffery, TV Reporter for Digital Spy
Torchwood star Eve Myles has claimed that she understands fan frustration at the show's UK airdate.
US viewers will be able to watch the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz on July 8, but UK viewers will have to wait an additional six days to see the same episode on BBC One.
Myles (Gwen Cooper) told The Hollywood Reporter: "We never, ever, ever wanted to take this show away from the original fans. What we always wanted to do with the show was give them a gift every year, something wonderful, a big, big present.
"It works out that it will be a week after the US showing, and obviously we have nothing to do with that, me nor John [Barrowman] or [showrunners Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner]."
Myles also promised that Miracle Day will be "the best, best series yet" and encouraged fans to "hold on tight"
Free Torchwood: Miracle Day Advance Screenings Across the US - 29th June 2011
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By Dana Shukartsi
Starz is putting together Free ADVANCED SCREENINGS of the first episode of Torchwood:Miracle Day across the US!
All of them take place on July 5th and are on a first come basis. Below are links to the Facebook events (with full details) of each of the screenings as well as a couple of details posted by the Official Torchwood Facebook Page.
BBC Has Released Official Information of UK Air Date - 29th June 2011
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By Mickie Newton-Carline
The BBC Press Office has now, after weeks of waiting and speculation, released information for the UK premier air date for Torchwood: Miracle Day. The UK air date will be Thursday the 14th July at 9pm on BBC One and will be running at 60 minutes as hoped.
This date will make it a whole six days after the USA and five days after Canada and Australia. How this will effect the BBC viewing figures is anyone’s guess.
What I would like to add on a personal note: If the viewing figures are low this WILL effect whether or not the BBC will undertake a fifth series. Because of this I will most definitely be watching the BBC showing and would suggest other fans do the same if you want to increase chances of a fifth series. Don't want to lose it now we have it back #BarrowFans
Starz Release 11 Minute Featurette - 28th June 2011
By Mickie Newton-Carline
Starz has now released an 11 minute featurette that looks behind the scenes of the up and coming series. The featurette looks into production details as well as talking to the cast and producers of the show,
Spoiler Warning!!! Be aware that some plot details are also revealed in this video!
They also reveal that there are more than one distinct plot lines that follows various characters unlike previous Torchwoods that only followed the Torchwood team.
The BBC Release The First Torchwood: Miracle Day Teaser - 28th June 2011
By Mickie Newton-Carline
The BBC has now released the first of their teaser videos that lasts a mere 10 seconds. It is different from the first one released by Starz, but much like Starz first teaser is bare of any actual footage from the up and coming series.
Although there is an apparent air date circulating around the internet and that this information has apparently come from the BBC they have yet to officially release this information themselves. We at BarrowmanDay have been checking the BBCs Press Office page daily and also the BBC Torchwood web page and there is, as of yet, no official air date provided! As soon as we get official information we will let you all know as soon as possible.
John Barrowman Talks Marriage, "Miracle Day" and Going Kilt Commando - 27th June 2011
By Posted by Alonso Duralde of AfterElton.com
When I walk onto the Los Angeles set of Torchwood: Miracle Day, John Barrowman is in full performance mode, but the cameras aren’t rolling. Everyone’s waiting for the next scene to be ready, so in the meantime, Barrowman is entertaining the crew and his fellow cast members with an elaborate anecdote that involved two perfectly-executed pratfalls and a dead-on impersonation of Carol Channing.
With that kind of showman’s instinct, it’s no surprise that Barrowman, 44, has become an international sensation for his starring role as Torchwood’s Captain Jack Harkness, a bisexual, immortal con man who spends his days chasing down aliens and other bizarre phenomena. But even when he’s not topping the bill on the hit BBC series, which has traveled Stateside for its new season, co-produced by the Starz network, the Scottish-born, Illinois-raised Barrowman keeps his fanbase busy with multiple projects in his adopted United Kingdom – he’s a TV presenter, musical theater star, and even the co-author of a series of young adult sci-fi novels.
When we spoke on set (in a conversation that was interrupted two or three times so he could shoot scenes for Miracle Day, which premieres July 8 on Starz), he shared his thoughts about the show, his career, his longtime relationship with Scott Gill, and even his mock rivalry with Neil Patrick Harris, with whom he battled over AfterElton.com’s Gay/Bisexual Man of the Decade poll. (Note: British TV uses the word “series” in the way that Americans use “season.”)
AfterElton.com: Bringing Torchwood to the U.S., does it feel like you’re starting over again? John Barrowman: Ironically enough, it doesn’t, because it’s what I’ve known, it’s what we’ve known as a team for the past four series. What was interesting was that when we came here, a lot of people working on the crew thought we were a new show, and someone said, “Oh yeah, working on this show is tough because of blahblahblah,” and I said, “Dude, I’ve been working on this show – this is my fourth series.” And he went, “Really?”
But Torchwood is continually evolving; every series, we’ve done something different, so why not bring it to this side of the Atlantic, which I’m chuffed about and raring to go.
AE: You mention people thinking it’s a new show – with the move to Starz and the expansion to, presumably, a larger audience Stateside, is this series designed to accommodate first-time viewers? JB: I’ll tell you the standard answer: This series, if you’ve been a loyal follower – which we appreciate you being – you’ll be able to pick up and know where we’ve left off, because there are some references to the back stuff in it and other things that have happened; we’ve got references to Ianto [Captain Jack’s lover, who died at the end of the third series, Torchwood: Children of Earth], we’ve got references to [Doctor Who], we’ve got references to The Hub.
Russell T Davies interview: Torchwood, Miracle Day, Children Of Earth, and a Torchwood movie? - 26th June 2011
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By Simon Brew from Den of Geek published 23rd June 2011
At the UK launch of Torchwood: Miracle Day, we caught up with its creator and lead writer, Russell T Davies, for a chat about all things Torchwood…
For Torchwood, it's been quite a journey. Starting off as a Doctor Who spin-off on BBC Three, it's developed an identity and scale over the years, the peak of which, so far, was the five-part mini-series, Torchwood: Children Of Earth.
Now, though, Torchwood has gone global, with its fourth series, Miracle Day. Co-produced and financed with Starz in the USA, we caught up with Russell T Davies at the UK unveiling of Miracle Day to find out what's what..
Note: there's a spoiler for the last series of Torchwood, Children Of Earth, in this interview.
One thing I've really enjoyed about Torchwood is that it's always been a show that's burnt its bridges as it goes along.
[Laughs] That's one way of putting it!
In a narrative sense, you've never given yourself a way back, and the way you left things at the end of Children Of Earth, you did that again. And that, presumably, is the plan again here?
Well, I can't tell you how it ends. I like what you're saying, and I'm glad you spotted that. It's a deliberate trend, because it's quite easy to end nice and safely and comfortably, and I always think it's a miracle if you come back. So, it's just more interesting than the other endings that are on offer.
Both the US and UK versions of Torchwood will have different extra scenes - 26th June 2011
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By Charlie Jane Anders for io9.com Posted 24th June
When Torchwood returns to television next month, there'll be two different versions of every episode. Some scenes will only be in the US version, while other scenes will only be in the UK version. What's that about?
Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spillsbury tweeted on 23rd June: It's to do with the episode timings in the US and what's suitable/unsuitable to be shown on the BBC in the UK. It explains in DWM436 anyway.
And a while later, he added some clarification: It's to do with the episode timings in the US and what's suitable/unsuitable to be shown on the BBC in the UK. It explains in DWM436 anyway.
Torchwood Cast Appearing At Diff Con - 25th June 2011
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By Mickie Newton-Carline
Some of the Torchwood cast will be appearing at Cardiffs Diff Con from August 19th - 21st. It shows that Eve Myles and Kai Owne are headlining, but John, at least for now, is not mentioned so I am unsure if he will be or maybe they are not sure. But do keep an eye out as things could change which is why I thought I'd add it here.
With the internet already awash with rumours about what fans can expect from Torchwood: Miracle Day, OTB was given a special advance preview of the first episode of the show and also several interviews with the main players responsible for the success of the Doctor Who spinoff.
Expect to hear key details about what fans can expect when the programme airs later this year and whether Ianto will make a return, John Barrowman’s willingness to link up with Doctor Who, and Russell T Davies’ thoughts on bringing Matt Smith’s sweetheart Riversong and Captain Jack together in a team at some point (though sadly he was less keen on a collaboration between himself and Stephen Moffat).
Please note: The interviews were recorded at the British Film Institute, who saw fit not to cancel the annoying tannoy announcements. While we’ve done our best at OTB to edit these pesky noises out,sometimes it was not completely possible, but these shouldn’t hinder your listening pleasure much. The phrase pissup in a brewery comes to mind.
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Welch Preview - 22nd June 2011
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Posted by Chuck Foster on The Doctor Who News Page
After the blaze of publicity in London for Monday's preview of episode one of Torchwood: Miracle Day, another, lower key preview took place in Wales last night as cast and crew gathered to watch in Swansea, where UK filming took place earlier in the year.
The preview took place at the Branwyn Hall (seen itself in the previous series, Children of Earth), and as with London the principal cast and crew were available to speak to the press, with an emphasis upon the show's Welsh roots.
Next Torchwood season will be sexiest yet, John Barrowman vows - 21 June 2010
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From Scotlands DailyRecord.co.uk
TORCHWOOD star John Barrowman has claimed the new series of the sci-fi show is raunchier than ever - with male nudity and steamy sex scenes.
The actor returns as time traveller Captain Jack Harkness in a new, bigger budget version of the BBC1 series with a 10 episode run called Torchwood: Miracle Day.
Barrowman said."I'm naked in one episode - I am full-on naked.
"I am bumping and grinding in this one. I am having man sex. The true die-hard fans know Jack is omnisexual - he likes men and women.
"People who tune into this series will just think Jack is gay, because he just has full-on man sex."
Barrowman, 44, continued: "It was really fun. One day, I get to shoot a helicopter and save the world, and a couple of days later, I get to have sex with a 24-year-old. (It's the most) perfect job in the world."
'Torchwood won't abandon Welsh roots, says Russell T Davies - 21st June 2011
By Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News
The creator of Torchwood has promised that the sci-fi show will stick to its Welsh roots despite its move to America.
Russell T Davies was speaking at the launch of Torchwood: Miracle Day at the BFI in London on Monday.
"I would never do a Torchwood that didn't have any links to Wales," the writer told the BBC News website.
The new 10-part series imagines a world where suddenly nobody dies.
The show sees the return of John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper.
New cast members include American actors Bill Pullman, as a convicted child murderer, and Mekhi Phifer, as a CIA agent.
Much of the action takes place in the US, with scenes in Wales and other locations around the world.
The series will air in the US in early July and be shown later in the summer on BBC One.
John Barrowman's Jack Harkness first appeared in Doctor Who in 2005 For the first time, BBC Wales is making Torchwood in partnership with US entertainment network Starz, along with BBC Worldwide.
For Full Story:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13843891 Random Note: What concerns me here is "The series will air in the US in early July and be shown later in the summer on BBC One." Why is the country this originated from getting it later in the summer?
Torchwood: Miracle Day UK transmission after US premiere AND Canadian Air Date Announced! - 17th June 2011
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By Mickie Newton-Carline
UK Air Date Info:
According to a short report by Simon Brew on the Den of Geek, Torchwood: Miracle Day will not be premiering before the US air date of the 8th July. In all truth I thought this myself, and although I personally don't agree with this, I am not suprised. But that is just my own opinion.
Accroding to Simon the BBC has released its schedules for that week and Torchwood is not there. But saying that, this will not show what is on on the 9th which is a Saturday and traditionally Sci-Fi on the BBC is shown on a Saturday, with the exception of CoE which was shown from the Monday to Friday.
So we are still with out an official air date, but hopefully it will not be long now. As soon as we spot something we will post and let you all know.
And according to Doctor Who news the Canadian Channel SPACE has announced its air date and time for the series premiere as Saturday 9th July at 9pm ET! And they have also made the point of mentioning that of the four initial countries the UK are the only ones not to have given an air date!
Cast of Highly Anticipated Series, ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day,’ Including Stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose and Writer Jane Espenson To Appear on Panel at 10am PT/Room 20; Special Advanced Screening of Episode 103 of Series on Thursday, July 21st at 9:30pm PT in Room 6DE
For Immediate Release– STARZ will bring the casts of two of its most riveting original series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day” and “Spartacus: Vengeance” to 2011 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22nd, it was announced today. For “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” set to debut on STARZ, Friday, July 8th at 10pm ET/PT, the panel will feature: Torchwood alum John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), and new headliners Bill Pullman (Oswald Danes), Mekhi Phifer (Rex Matheson), Alexa Havins (Ester Drummand), Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger) and writer Jane Espenson. Highlights of the “Spartacus: Vengeance” panel (slated to premiere on STARZ in 2012) will include fans’ first-ever opportunity to meet the new Spartacus, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), along with stars Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Katrina Law (Mira) and Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven S. DeKnight.
On Thursday, July 21 at 9:30pm PT, the eve of the panels, STARZ will screen a never-before-seen “Torchwood: Miracle Day” episode entitled “Night of Dead” in room 6DE. This episode premieres on STARZ the following day, Friday, July 22 at 10pm ET/PT.
About “Torchwood: Miracle Day”: Premiering July 8 at 10pm ET/PT
Imagine a day when nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging. They get hurt and sick but they never die. This is the extraordinary premise of the highly-anticipated STARZ original drama series, "Torchwood: Miracle Day," produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for STARZ, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide. The new series, premiering on STARZ on July 8 at 10pm ET/PT, features Torchwood alumni John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen and new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins and Bill Pullman. Special guest starring actors in the cult sensation include: Arlene Tur (“Crash,” Eat Pray Love) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under,” The Other Woman). The 10-episode, hour-long series will also feature an impressive list of guest stars: Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland,” The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (“OZ,” Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), John DeLancie (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer). The show's original creator, writer/producer Russell T Davies, serves as executive producer along with BBC Worldwide Productions' SVP Julie Gardner, with Davies also serving as show-runner. "Torchwood: Miracle Day" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.
The BBC Release Pictures From Torchwood MD Series & RTD on After Elton - 14th June 2011
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By Mickie Newton-Carline
Acording to Doctor Who TV the BBC has now released images from the first episode titled 'The New World'. Though when I did a search of the BBC web site I found nothing, so I really am unsure where this information has come from. Unfortunatley they give no links to where they found the pictures.
But I do think it is safe to say we now need to watch for stuff coming up especially as this weeks 'TV & Satalite' magazine states that it is to be aired in July on the BBC. I suspect the BBC are doing their usual and saying nothing until the 11th hour!
If we do find anything we will be posting asap. But in the mean time here's a link to the Doctor Who TV page with some great pics!
Scavengar Hunt for Starz Torchwood: Miracle Day Videos - 8th June 2011
Starz, which has co-produced Miracle Day with BBC Worldwide, is slowly releasing one-shot featurettes of each character in the fourth series of Torchwood. So far we've got Jack and Esther on Youtube, while Rex and Gwen are exclusively available on individual sites. Follow these links for all the videos you need! In the UK, however, the videos don't work, so be patient while we try to resolve the problem.
This io9exclusive featurette reveals how Captain Jack has stumbled onto the brink of a tragic mistake.
The next video was given to USA Today and featuresEsther Dummond, played by Alexa Havins.
If you can't see it it's pretty much a video of Jack talking about the horrors of the miracle. It's remanicent of Gwen's video from Children of Earth. Jack says it's a conspiracy in the making for 100 years and he doesn't think Torchwood can fix it. It's pretty intense. I hope you can see it, if you can't stay tuned, the UK link will hopefully turn up. Also at the end of the clip we see this:
No idea what will come of that and I assure you I've been searching. If anything turns up I'll let you know and if you guys find anything be sure to post it on our Facebook wall or tweet us @BarrowmanDay.
'Doctor Who': John Barrowman - Captain Jack's Return To Who Not out Of The Question - 8th June 2011
By Mickie Newton-Carline
Though this isn't technically 'Torchwood' news, I felt it belonged here because with out Doctor Who and the creation of Captain Jack we would not have TW. So I thought it would be best situated here!
In an interview, on the TW:MD set, with Zap2It John has spoken of the always possible return of Jack to Doctor Who. something I know we'd all love! In the interview John said that a return of Captain Jack is never out of the question.
"I've always said that if I'm asked to go back to 'Doctor Who,' I'll go at the drop of a hat," Barrowman told Zap2It. "That's where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it's already been discussed."
"It's in the cards, but who knows whether it will happen?" says Barrowman, though John has always felt a special link to David Tennant's Doctor. "I like Matt Smith. He brings his own quirkiness to it... When a new Doctor starts, everybody goes along for the journey because they love the show. But then you attach yourself to that Doctor. There's a whole new generation who are now attached to Matt, and rightly so.... but David Tennant is my Doctor."
According to John both former DW series runner Russell T. Davies and current show runner Steve Moffat have spoken of the possible return of Jack to the series. It's been a while since we've seen Jack proper in Doctor Who, in fact his last 'speaking' appearance was in 2008 'Journey's End'. Unless you wish to count his non-speaking, and very brief appearance in 'The End of Time' part 2?
Of course we all know that John is somewhat busy, or was, with the filming of 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' which will be showing very soon on July 8th in the US, a presumably July 9th in UK (this is my own assumption given how that the BBC has said nothing!) And with Torchwood going stateside it will definitely increase john's profile across the pond!
In the interview with Zap2It John said "I run myself like a business, and I enjoy the work I do," he says. "Of course I have ambition to work more in the U.S., but I will never turn my back on the U.K. and what I do there."
"I've always said that I would never just give up and leave the U.K. to come and seek work over here," he says, "but if work brings me over here, that's a different story. There are plans in the future for me to branch out a little more in this market, because, hey, you need a big swashbuckling gay man to do things, don't ya?"
Glad to hear that John and yes we do love "a big swashbuckling gay man" lol there really isn't enough of them...but then again...there can and will always ever be only ONE Captain Jack Harkness!!!
Thank you Steven Moffat for bringing us this amazing character and of course the lovely, funny, naughty AND talented John Barrowman. Lets hope we all get our wish and we see Jack making another appearance in Doctor Who soon! I am sure they'll sort something......I hope!!!
Torchwood Creator Spoils 'Miracle Day' Bombshell: What a Twist! - 7th June 2011
By Mickie Newton-Carline
Normally speaking we would either A: copy n paste some content of the story into here OR B: write something ourselves based on the story we have found. but today I am ONLY providing a link as this story is a MASSIVE spoiler, though I think it may have been mentioned before!
Since the announcement of Torchwood: Miracle Day fans have been speculating about the potential resurrection of Ianto Jones. After Ianto was killed in Torchwood: Children of Earth various campaigns were started in an attempt to strong-arm the creators of the show into bringing the character back. Now with this new series fans have become even more vocal about their hopes and rumours have started to circulate that Ianto played by Gareth David-Lloyd will be appearing in the new series.
Some fans continue to believe a resurrection is in the works, but most seem to think that he'll be back in new flash-back scenes. The rumours were supported when Gareth made a last minute trip to the United States in the end of May just as Torchwood: Miracle Day was wrapping up filming. But that trip took place around the last week of filming and the week directly after was the recording of the new Torchwood radio plays so he could have been here for either or both.
Today Gareth's official Facebook posted the following:
Gareth David-Lloyd - The Official Page Ianto's back... in three new Torchwood radio plays set between S2 and Children of Earth. Doctor Who mag #435 has story info, and we'll keep you posted as to airdates.
This doesn't negate the possibility that he'll also appear in the new series but it does at least explain some of the trip to the US. We'll be sure to post any further updates as they come out. In the meantime check out a new audio interview with Gareth from ABC Newcastle here: http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2011/06/02/3234127.htm Welsh vowels await you...
Torchwood: Miracle Day - In Production Now VIDEO - 31st May 2011
Starz released a video with a behind the scenes look at the making of Torchwood: Miracle Day. I've posted it below unfortunately for the time being it's only available in the US. In John's words it's 'F'in Awesome'!
Video Update: I've had permission Bettina Brauer to load the video here. As that's not possible I have downloaded it and loaded it into a online file share site! So please by all means download the video!
Thanks Dana for adding the original link to facebook her blog!
Torchwood: Miracle Day not a reboot says Russell T. Davies - 29th May 2011
by Dominic Knight
In an interview with SFX Torchwood producer (and indeed creator) Russell T. Davies has said the fourth series is not a reboot of the Doctor Who spin-off. The fourth season, titled Torchwood: Miracle Day, is a co-production between the BBC and Starz and is partially set in America. However, in the interview with SFX Russell T. Davies stressed its essentially the same show as before. "People are wondering, ‘Is it a reboot or a relaunch? No: it’s literally the same show, but transplants itself to America. It’s absolutely based on the story, so we haven’t had to relaunch it, to say ‘Who is Gwen?’, and we haven’t had to say ‘How does Rex fit into this?’ because he’s a CIA agent – they only operate abroad."
You can read the full interview with Russell T. Davies in the new issue of SFX which is out next week!
'Torchwood' Scoop: How Starz handles Capt. Jack's love life - 27th May 2011
by James Hibberd
As Starz gets ready to unleash Torchwood: Miracle Day this summer, there’s one element of the sci-fi drama that’s not referenced in the trailer. When word first broke of the U.S. network picking up the cult favorite BBC series and changing its setting to Los Angeles, fans worried the show’s immortal bisexual hero, Captain Jack Harkness, would be portrayed differently. According to the show’s cast and showrunner, the new series doesn’t hold back. “I knew they would be true to the show and not change drastically,” says star John Barrowman. “If it was watered down, I wouldn’t have done it. For those people who are our stanch fans, it’s going to have the heart and soul of Torchwood which we’ve always had, plus the energy and excitement of a show that’s bigger and better.”
As for his character’s love life, Barrowman says Capt. Jack “gets to have full-on boy-sex a couple of times. On those days going to work I’d wake up and Scott my partner would say, ‘What are you filming today?’ And I’d say, ‘Oh it’s going to be a tough day, I get to have sex with a 24 year old.’”
For Americans checking out Torchwood for the first time, a TV action hero who beats up bad guys, saves the world, and wins the boy is likely a new experience. But showrunner Russell T Davies says that, contrary to what Americans might assume about all European countries, our primetime lineup is more progressive about showing gay characters. “The portrayal of gay, bisexual, and lesbian characters [in America] is currently way ahead of Britain,” Davies says. “The kids on Glee, the beauty and detail of that couple on Modern Family. We’ve got nothing like that. Even a nice Republican sitcom like $#*! My Dad Says, a show I quite liked, was stacked with intelligent gay-friendly stories, and that’s in a corner you’d never expect to find them. If course, it’s all the gay men and women sitting on writing teams pushing their stories forward, which I think is wonderful.”
"Torchwood" Looking A Little Less "Who" - 27th May 2011
By Mickie Newton-Carline
Was doing my usual search for Torchwood and Barrowman news and spotted this article by by Arya Ponto of 'Just Press Play', about the new Torchwood: Miracle Day trailer. Personally I disagree with much of what is said as it is only a trailer and so doesn't give a complete insight as to the content of the show.
They say "No alien creatures in sight, no reference to Captain Jack's deep connection to the Doctor, no futuristic gadgets and weapons. It comes off as another Fringe instead: humans investigating the extranormal." Wow you can tell all that in a less than 2 minute clip? I think they need to watch the series rather than make a judgement on one short clip!
Starz/BBC have released some screen shots and new promotional pictures from the up and coming 10 part Torchwood series.
We spotted these great images on the IGN website and there are numerous pages of them, so plenty to give us an idea of what to expect. So if you don't want to get an idea of the story we suggest you keep away as many of the pictures are quite detailed!!
In the mean time you can enjoy the fabulous picture of Captain Jack!! *Man Crush!!!* lol
And if you don't care about seeing them and possible spoilers.....enjoy!!!
Captain Jack's 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' Makeover - 25th May 2011
by Micki Newton-Carline
Not only do we have a new series of Torchwood to look forward to, but also a new look Captain Jack Harkness, as if it was at all possible, Jacks new look is more streamlined and amazing. I have always loved Jacks Royal Airforce Greatcoat, but if I could pick one thing that did bug me a little it was the fact it always looked too big on John.
Shawna Trpcic (a veteran of 'Dollhouse,' 'Firefly' and 'Angel') is the costume designer for the new series and she has done a brilliant job of Jacks new look reducing the width of the shoulders by 2 inches and the waist by 24 inches. Giving Jack an over all sleeker look. It seems that this is mostly down to John losing wait as well as the material being much lighter for the much warmer LA weather.
Jacks original coat was made of cotton rather than wool and is now made of a cashmere and wool mix. In an interview in February on the Torchwood set Shawna said "The coat from England was actually made out of a cotton, rather than a wool. And it also fit him quite broadly off the shoulder, and I just wanted to modernize it, give it a more modern fit, but leave the drape and keep it cape-like,"
"I brought in the shoulders about two inches, so they'd be actually on his shoulders, and I brought in the waist almost 24 inches. He's lost weight, but the other coat was quite billowy and I'm sure that was to cover layers of warmth, because it was a lot colder in Wales. I got a cashmere-blend wool, and it's a very, very fine [material], so he would be OK in the heat and the L.A. sunshine."
I think you may agree that this new look is fabulous, I know I'm loving it and I am sure you will get your chance to voice your thoughts via Dana's blog very soon!
Three new guest stars have been confirmed for the upcoming fourth series of Torchwood.
Starz has announced that Nana Visitor, Mare Winningham and Frances Fisher will all appear in the new ten-part run, subtitled Miracle Day.
A press release from the cable network also confirms the previously-reported involvement of Seinfeld's Wayne Knight, The Hitcher's C. Thomas Howell, Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson and Star Trek's John De Lancie.
Visitor is best known for her role as Kira Nerys in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and also starred in ABC Family drama Wildfire. In addition, she has had guest roles on Battlestar Galactica, CSI and Frasier.
Winningham recently starred in five-part HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce opposite Kate Winslet and has also featured in episodes of Criminal Minds, 24 and CSI: NY, while Titanic star Fisher has appeared on The Shield, Sons of Anarchy and Private Practice.
UKTV will fast-track the next series of Torchwood to Australian audiences.
It will air in July, immediately following its global premiere on Starz.
Torchwood: Miracle Day is built around one day; a day when nobody in the world dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next. The result: a population boom, overnight.
The 10-episode instalment is a co-production between BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US Pay-TV network, Starz Entertainment. Creator Russell T. Davies heads up the writing team.
The series will feature locations in the US and around the world.
John Barrowman and Eve Myles return as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, and will be joined by Mekhi Phifer (ER, Lie to Me) in the role of Rex Matheson, a C.I.A operative who joins the flight against a conspiracy that reaches from Washington to Wales and the slums of Shanghai.
Hey guys, apparently Starz has been playing this on thier channels between programs. Tune in and you may get to see it. For those not in the US or with a life (unlike me - watching Starz) the YouTube of the clip is below. And if you want to gossip about it this will be my blog topic for today which will eventually be posted in my Countdown to Torchwood blogs. Enjoy :)
For The US Fans Torchwood Box Set Coming to DVD and Blu-ray - 13th May 2011
by David McCutcheon
Oh, Captain Jack Harkness. You make both the ladies' and dudes' hearts drop. The fan-favorite character from the Doctor Who universe, a time-traveling conman turned heart-of gold hero – who also happens to shag anything with a zip code – received his very own series in 2006. Torchwood offered a mature look into the same universe that the Doctor so freely roams, with a character and a team bold enough to pull it off.
Timed to coincide with the premiere of the new series Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz, this DVD and Blu-ray set includes the complete original UK series from BBC and Warner Home Video. Due for release on July 19, 2011, it's perfect for the likes of new viewers hoping to catch up with what Capt. Jack and company have been up to prior to the U.S. installment's kick-off.
The releases will contain the Complete First Season, Complete Second Season, and the Children of Earth saga. The DVD will be available for the MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) of $119.98, while the Blu-ray will run at the MSRP of $129.95.
Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes revealed (SPOILER!!!) - 12th May 2011
Credit: Starz Owned Image
By Mickie Newton-Carline
If you don't want to know the episode names...look away now! Starz has now revealed the names of each of the ten epsiodes for the up and coming Torchwood: Miracle Day season. In truth there is no real clue in each title as to what we should expect from each episode. But you still may want a complete suprise. If that's the case...stop reading now! lol
Although we are still waiting for an air date (come in BBC!!) in the UK, season 4 of Torchwood is to start on the 8th July in the US on Starz.
Things are now moving fast in Torchwood land with previous announcements of books and radio shows as well as Starz updating their Torchwood page (hmm no such update by the BBC yet grrr)... I am sure Dana will be discussing these in her blog, so you'll get a chance to share your thoughts! Enjoy!!!
So here is the episode list!!!!!
1. The New World
3. Dead Of Night
4. Escape To L.A.
5. The Categories Of Life
6. The Middle Men
7. Immortal Sins
8. End Of The Road
9. The Gathering
10. The Blood Line
Three New Torchwood Radio Plays in Summer 2011 - 7th May 2011
By Mickie Newton-Carline
The good news just keeps on coming #BarrowFans! Not only do we have a new series coming and new novels, but also a new three part radio drama is also on it's way this summer.
These new stories go into production in LA from next week and will feature the cast members. Also, according to @Torchwood4Fans on twitter, this three parter will aslo include flashbacks!
This is great news for all TW fans as we are getting so much new Torchwood material from all sides this summer, TV, Books and now Radio!
Naturally we have no air dates as yet, but we can assume that these will probably air on BBC Radio 4 as they have previously.
So watch this space for more information as and when it comes!
A New Torchwood Novel - 10th May 2011
By Mickie Newton-Carline Some of you die-hard Torchwood fans may well have already spotted this one (this die hard-fan has been too busy to spot before today! lol), but just in case you haven't there is a new Torchwood novel coming up that seems to occur just before Miracle Day. The new novel will be titled 'Torchwood: First Born.' Gong by the synopsis it seems to focus on Gwen, Rhys and there new born baby girl, who are on the run! There is no mention of Jack in the synopsis I found, but it's Torchwood, so I find it unlikely he'll not be around! I for one am going to order this one!!! Something else to look forward too me thinks!
This new novel is due out on July 21st i9n the UK and September 20th in the USA. You can pre-order at Amazon.co.uk and also Amazon.com
Gwen and Rhys are on the run. Rhys was hoping this meant a windswept cottage on a cliff top, but he’s had to settle for a miserable caravan in the isolated village of Rawbone. With the locals taking an unhealthy interest in their daughter, Gwen and Rhys start to realise that something is very wrong – something with echoes of a life they thought they’d left behind.
As they uncover the village’s terrible past, Gwen discovers that Torchwood will never leave them behind, and now she and Rhys stand alone in defence of the Earth. And the children of Rawbone can only bring her closer to the secret forces that want her out of the way.
Based on the hit series created by Russell T Davies, First Born is a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day, starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, with Kai Owen as Rhys Williams.
A PS from Mickie....
It seems there are two other books in the pipeline too, though there is little or no infor other than title and UK release date. They also seem to be only paperback! These are:
Torchwood clip in new BBC trailer - 30th April 2011
The BBC has released a new trailer showcasing some of its forthcoming drama and the current series of Doctor Who and the forthcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day both feature. The trailer features clips from Luther, The Hour, The Shadow Line, The Night Watch, Page Eight, Case Histories, Exile as well as Doctor Who and Torchwood: Miracle Day.
The Torchwood footage, while brief, features John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Dichen Lachman. The Doctor Who footage offers some brief insights as to what fans can expect from future episodes including the return of an old monster - only watch the trailer if you want to spoil the surprise!
‘Torchwood’ Comes To America With ‘Miracle Day’ - 28th April 2008
By Michael Crider
The long-awaited fourth season of ‘Doctor Who’ sister show ‘Torchwood’ will air on Starz this summer. Check out a teaser trailer for the new season/miniseries, ‘Miracle Day’.
Doctor Who spin-off and sci-fi favorite Torchwood is getting a fourth series, and cable network Starz is bringing it to the US. Not only will the show get a first-run airing in the United States, but Captain Jack and his team will be working on our fair shores.
The fourth Torchwood series, subtitled Miracle Day will air on the network in July. The premise of the new series is simple and undeniably intriguing: one day, no one dies. The next day, no one dies. The next day, no one dies, and so on. Not one person expires, from causes natural or otherwise. The Earth experiences an instant and irreversible population boom.
The pilot focuses on convicted American murderer and pedophile Oswald Danes (played by Bill Pullman) who inconveniently fails to die after being given his lethal injection. CIA agent Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer of ER and Lie To Me) investigates Danes’ case and the worldwide emergency, leading him to the clandestine Torchwood Institute.
This morning Starz revealed online it's latest Torchwood: MIracle Day teaser trailer. 72 Days until the US premire! Is everyone excited? <3Dana
Video Interview: Torchwood's John Barrowman, Bill Pullman and Julie Gardner - 12th April 2011
JB and Julie Gardner
By Mickie Newton - Carline
John, Julie Gardner and Bill Pullman were interviewed by World Screen in New York. they spoke about what we can expect from the new series of Torchwood: Miracle Day.
The series is due to start in this July on Starz in the U.S. and, according to the WorldScreen sight, on BBC one in the U.K. I will add that we have yet to hear confirmation from the BBC about the actual start date.
John says "Torchwood has change every series we've done, it has evolved, it has become what it is today and again we're evolving into something else, so I think we've found what we are. When I say we're evolving into something else; we're moving onto another page in the history of Torchwood and it's going to be bigger and better."
John also talks about the plot of the new series and how it feels to work for Starz and in the US again.
Julie: says that Working with Starz has helped to it helps us reach some scale - for the first time we've had the opportunity to shoot both in the UK and also in America - bigger stunts more action more background artists.
Bill chats about his character Oswald Danes and how it feels to with a British cast and the BBC.
TORONTO: Canadian sci-fi, horror and fantasy channel SPACE has secured several titles from BBC Worldwide Canada, including the upcoming series Torchwood: Miracle Day starring John Barrowman and Bill Pullman.
The new season of Torchwood is being co-produced by the BBC and Starz, and is set for premiere in the U.S. and U.K. this summer. Pullman and Mekhi Phifer join returning cast members John Barrowman and Eve Myles in the ten-episode show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide. World Screen Newsflash caught up with Barrowman, Pullman and exec producer Julie Gardner in Cannes last week.
SPACE has also secured the rights to the supernatural drama Bedlam, seasons four and five of the ITV1 series Primeval and the futuristic series Outcasts. "SPACE is very pleased to continue our valued partnership with BBC Worldwide Canada," said Joanna Webb, the senior VP of programming at Bell Media. "Over the course of this relationship, we’ve worked collaboratively to deliver some of the highest quality and most exciting genre programming to Canadian viewers."
John Barrowman reveals he was banned from doing stunts on new series of Torchwood - 10th April 2011
John In Action in CoE
By The Sunday Mail
TORCHWOOD star John Barrowman was banned from doing his own stunts while shooting in the US.
Barrowman, 44, who plays Captain Jack, said: "There is so much more we can do with Torchwood now having made the leap to America. The budgets are bigger, the stunts are more dangerous and the sexual chemistry is more explosive.
"The stunt work is unbelievable. The audience is going to need a forklift truck to pick their jaws off the ground.
John To Appear Nude in Torchwood: Miracle Day and Hello Mag Interview! - 7th April 2011
#BarrowNude in CoE
by Mickie Newton - Carline
It is indeed Miracle Day! According to GMTVs Richard Arnold John will be appearing nude in the up and coming series of Torchwood: Miracle Day! This would very possibly explain why John is slimmer!
Richards Tweet:RichardAArnoldRichard Arnold And for all who asked, yes, John Barrowman told me you DO get to see Captain Jack in ALL his glory in the new series! Your minds, honestly..
This news has spread like wild fire over twitter, helped by myself and Dana due to RTing said tweets! lol I am rather excited by this news (and I'm gay! like you didn't know lol) as I know Dana will be too! lol
Richard Arnold is the enetertainments guy for GMTV and also has a collumn with Hello Magazine. This coming Monday the 11th of April you will be able to read his interview with John!
Mmmmm something to look forward to me thinks...both MD AND hello lol!
Pete Townsend loves John Barrowman’s Torchwood! - 6th April 2011
by Lisa McGarry
John Barrowman was stunned during a recent trip through Heathrow airport, when legendary guitarist Pete Townsend admitted that he is a massive fan.
The musician – best known as the main musical influence in 60′s and 70′s rock group The Who – stopped Barrowman when he was on his way to France and praised his Doctor Who spin off show, Torchwood.
John told The Sun:
“I was on my way to Cannes when Pete came up and said, ‘I just have to tell you, I’m a huge fan. I’ve watched every episode three times.’ ”
Second Torchwood: Miracle Day Teaser Comes Out Guns A-Blazin' - 6th April 2011
John on Torchwood 4 Wales set
By Kevin Fitzpatrick The second teaser for Torchwood: Miracle Day highlights some of the American-ized action, with John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Mekhi Phifer's guns blazing.
Torchwood: Miracle Day won't arrive in screens until July 8th, but already Starz has started the media blitz of Captain Jack Harkness' American Adventures!
We've already seen the stylistically ominous first teaser and heard what John Barrowman himself had to say of the move State-side, and now SpoilerTV has uncovered a second action-packed (and somewhat lower quality) teaser for the Americanized series.
The brief teaser, featuring somewhat typically "American" action sequences of explosions and gunplay may do little to assuage fans worried about the transition from the original BBC series, but offers up a good idea of the kind of scale fans can expect when Miracle Day drops this summer.
Torchwood Stars, Exec Producer Discuss 'Bold' New Season - April 6th 2011
By Mansha Daswani
CANNES: John Barrowman and Bill Pullman, stars of the upcoming Starz/BBC co-production Torchwood: Miracle Day, and the show's executive producer Julie Gardner, tell World Screen Newsflash that viewers can expect a bolder and edgier season of the hit series this summer.
Having a U.S. broadcaster on board "helps us enormously," Gardner, senior VP of scripted at BBC Worldwide Productions, told World Screen Newsflash in Cannes yesterday about the impact of having Starz as a co-producer. "It helps us reach some scale. We've had for the first time the opportunity to shoot both in the U.K. and also in America. We are doing bigger stunts. We are able to create more action. We have more background artists. So there is an onscreen value. The single most important thing to say is, at heart, the show remains the same. We haven't been asked to change it. We haven't been asked to be 'American', whatever that means. Both Starz and BBC One have asked us to make the best quality, most bold offering of Miracle Day that we possibly could."
"We're bolder now than we were before," adds Barrowman, also in town with BBC Worldwide to promote the new season of Torchwood, in which he stars as Captain Jack. "The heart of the show is the same, the show is edgier, the characters are edgier, nothing has been watered down. Torchwood has changed every series that we've done. It's evolved. We're moving on to another page in the history of Torchwood. And its going to be bigger and better."
John Has An Exclusive Chat With HollywoodAccess.com's Laura Saltman - 05th April 2011
John & Laura Saltman
In this exclusive interview John Laura asks a few questions that both old and new fans should enjoy. John helps to fill in some of the gaps for the new fans with reassurances for the old....It's a great interview, made even better by his Captain Jack costume and Johns own wonderful pressence of course lol...Enjoy!
Torchwood benefits from bigger budget - 05th April 2011
The BBC International Miracle Day Poster
Written by James Ryder
The new series of Torchwood has benefited from an increased budget (thanks to its co-production deal between the BBC and Starz) allowing for more stunts and a bigger “scale”.
Torchwood’s executive producer Julie Gardner (former executive producer of Doctor Who as well) has told Deadline that the budget for the fourth series has tripled. Meanwhile star John Barrowman has also been talking about the benefits of a bigger production budget and what fans can expect from Torchwood: Miracle Day.
Captain Jack Harkness Talks Torchwood: Miracle Day - 04th April 2011
By Kevin Fitzpatrick
Actor John Barrowman opens up about what to expect with Captain Harkness' move to the states in Torchwood: Miracle Day.
We've already seen the ominous teaser for Torchwood: Miracle Day, so what else is new?
Well, how about getting the scoop on the upcoming Starz series from Captain Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman!
Deadline writer Kate Bulkley had a chance to speak to the actor recently, where he shared more than a few morsels on what it meant for the series to be switching over to an American production company, and how he and Gwen Cooper's adventures will fare in translation.
Speaking on the move, Barrowman explains, "There is so much more we can do with Torchwood now having made the leap to America. It’s going to be even bigger and better. And for me on a personal level the move to America has been f*cking amazing.”
Torchwood: Miracle Day - US Air Date Announced and Promotional Poster Revealed - 23rd March 2011
Starz network has officially announced the first US air date for season 4 of Torchwood and also revealed their promotional poster for the 10 part series.
Torchwood: Miracle Day will be aired from the 8th of July. We have yet to hear the UK transmission date, but in the UK this is common practice amongst the networks. Up to date Doctor Who has been aired in the UK and US on the same day, so both the UK and US fans are hoping this will be the same. I do believe this happened with season 3 of Torchwood, though I am sure our US followers will correct me if I am wrong.
There has been some rumours that because Starz have put up a large part of the budget they will be airing first. But this is only a rumour. The BBC still own the larger part of Torchwood with BBC International and BBC Wales owning a chunk, be it on paper if nothing else, of the Torchwood copyright. So it seems that for the time being the UK fans will just have to wait and see.
As soon as a UK date is revealed we will let you know.
Starz has also revealed the promotional poster for the series consisting of a bomb like earth. The original link for the poster was put up on #BarrowmanDay and a great number of our followers either felt little for it or disliked it completely. We watched the comments popping up and I don’t remember seeing anyone jump up and down with excitement for the design.
The most common disappointment was the lack of the usual cast imagery, as well as a different font for ‘Torchwood’ (though I have just looked and it's the same font as Children Of Earth). Or that it simply said nothing to them.
Here are some of our followers thoughts on the poster:
from Kerri: @BarrowmanDay I was hoping for some shots of the cast though. Little disappointed in that department.
From i4dezign73: @BarrowmanDay I don't understand what an earth shaped like a bomb (football) has to do with Immortality for a day on earth! #BadConcept
FromSusan: @BarrowmanDay Boring, kinda generic, doesn't really say "Torchwood"
From Ellis: @BarrowmanDay I am such a Torchie, but seriously, this isn't the Torchwood feel we have loved for years :(
Both I and Dana, I am sure, will post our own individual opinions of both the air date and poster in the onsite blogs, so watch this space.
So what do you think of the air date and poster? Why not leave a comment on the comments page!
Series will have a more American feel with 'Miracle Day' by ALAN STANLEY BLAIR
There has always been something American about "Torchwood."
Sure, John Barrowman brings a touch of American class to the show but the overall scope, scale and style of storytelling demonstrated by the series always strives for the entertainment levels offered by American science-fiction. However, in the upcoming fourth season, the series may begin to feel more like an American series made for British television.
"Russell [T. Davies] and Julie Gardner remain in charge," writer John Fay said. "[But] there are more American characters in it, so obviously it'll probably feel more American."
In the series, Capt. Jack (Barroman) and Gwen (Eve Myles) cross the pond in order to investigate a global miracle that takes place when the world is rendered immortal. There are no deaths and no births and it is left to Capt. Jack and Gwen to find out why.
The writing team for the series was made up of talent from the United Kingdom and America, meaning that both approaches to storytelling with be included. One such approach is Jack's immortality thanks to the Bad Wolf - in most drama shows the thrill and excitement comes from the possibility that our heroes could die at any moment. But on a series like "Torchwood" where that simply cannot happen the writers need to rely on other areas to ramp up the tension.
Maghull-based Torchwood screenwriter John Fay answers Liverpool Daily Post readers’ questions for LiveRead 2011 ~ 3rd March 2011
by Laura Davis, Liverpool Daily Post
BEST known to fans of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood as “the man who killed Ianto Jones”, John Fay has had a wide-ranging career that began writing for the Liverpool stage and has included screenwriting for Brookside and Coronation Street.
Q TEENIE: How did you get your first break?
A I started by just writing and producing my own stage plays in Liverpool. From time to time, people from the locally-produced TV drama Brookside saw them. I was asked to write some trial scripts on the strength of that. I think I did maybe three for Brookside (and one for EastEnders, weirdly!) and then finally, after 16 years of trying, I got taken on full time at Brookside and started earning money for what I was writing.
Q ROSIE CHAPMAN: Does dialogue seem different when being spoken than when you write it?
A Yes, sometimes it can seem different. Sometimes better, sometimes not! The longer you’ve been on a show, the more familiar with the character’s voice you become. I was on Coronation Street for six years, so by the end of that you’d often have a good idea of what you were going to get.
Q LISSA: Do you ever get daunted at writing for such household names like Corrie and Torchwood?
A At the start, absolutely! I remember first stepping into the writers’ room at Corrie, thinking – do I really belong here? And feeling a bit of a fraud. And I felt exactly the same when I went to LA and stepped into the TW room. But once the work actually starts, you get engrossed in the story, and it’s usually all right.
Torchwood: Miracle Day casting news - 2nd March 2011
Two more names join the roster of guest stars for the upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day…
Production continues over in Los Angeles on the fourth series of Torchwood, Miracle Day. The ten-part season sees the return of John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen, respectively, and also on board is Mekhi Phifer.
We've had some news of guest stars, too, with Jurassic Park and Basic Instinct alumni, Wayne Knight, in at least one episode of the show. And a few more names have trickled through now as well.
First up, Ernie Hudson has joined the cast for at least an episode. The news broke via the Twitter feed of one of the crew, Michael Colbert, who wrote, "The one and only Ernie Hudson is guest starring on this ep.".Hudson is, of course, best known for his work as one of the Ghostbusters.
Torchwood Writers Jane Espenson and Doris Egan on GallifreyOne convention Panel!
Jane Espenson and Doris Egan
Jane Espenson and Doris Egan made an appearnce a couplde of week ends ago on a Torchwood panel at this years GallifreyOne Convention which took place in LA and our very own Dana got to ask the ladies a question.
They spoke of their involvement in the writing of the series and the many transaltalntic language and lifestyle idiosyncrasies they came across between the Welsh and Americans. They also descovered how different screen writing is between the UK and the US, as well as the freedom UK writers enjoy! They discussed also how much they have enjoyed taking part in the writing of the 10 part series and well as how Russell T. Davies has effected their own approach to writing.
You can read Dana's blog about her time at the convention HERE You can see Dana ask Jane and Doris her question HERE POSSIBLE SPOILERS: And you can also see a 29 min 36 sec segment of Jane Espenson and Doris Egan's Q&A HERE
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Wayne Knight joins Torchwood: Miracle Day ~ 8th February 2011
The cast of Torchwood: Miracle Day adds Jurassic Park and Seinfeld alumnus, Mr Wayne Knight…
Remember Wayne Knight? He was sat in the interrogation chamber with Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct. And he was also Dennis Nedry, the man who kick-started the chaos in the original Jurassic Park.
Now? He's the latest addition to the cast of Torchwood: Miracle Day
We can confirm that Knight is definitely on board the new series, as has been hinted by a couple of Twitter feeds relating to the show. As Doctor Who News reported, the BBC Torchwood account sent out a Tweet saying, "We've got Alexa Havins here with us today with a special guest, here's a clue 'Uh uh uh didn't say the magic word.'"...
Russell T Davies on Torchwood: Miracle Day ~ 3rd Febraury 2011
Want to find out a little bit more about Torchwood: Miracle Day, and Russell T Davies’ plans for the future? Then you’re in the right place…
Earlier in the week, we were fortunate enough to head across to Wales, where Torchwood: Miracle Day is currently shooting before heading back to Los Angeles. And while we were there, we managed to glean plenty of information from Russell T Davies, John Barrowman, Mekhi Phifer and Eve Myles. Sadly, we're not allowed to run most of it just yet, but Russell T Davies, in an interview with BBC Wales, has given a flavour of what you've got to come.
In the piece, Davies said, "It's brilliant to return to Torchwood - in a way, for me, Torchwood never went away because it always lives in my head, really. The chance to take those characters, take Eve Myles's character, Gwen Cooper, and, obviously, Captain Jack, played by John Barrowman. It's their fourth year of stories now. It's kind of like they have become modern legends. I love that.".....
Here come the Torchwood crew – armed and dangerous ~ 2nd February 2011
South Wales Echo Feb 2 2011
THE show that put Cardiff on every sci-fi lover’s map of the world has returned to South Wales with a bang – literally.
Stars of Dr Who spin-off Torchwood have been filming shoots involving helicopters, explosions and chases around South Wales over the past week.
Eve Myles and John Barrowman were spotted in Cardiff, where the original BBC series was set, and also in scenes shot with new cast member Mekhi Phifer, star of long-running medical drama ER, who plays CIA golden boy Rex Matheson, in the Gower.
Camera crews filmed helicopters chasing down a truck on Rhossili beach in the Gower, with Rex shooting a gun and Myles’ character Gwen Cooper armed with an RPG missile launcher.....
Swansea-born Torchwood writer 'can't wait' to show off hometown in new BBC series ~ 26th January 2011
By ben wright
SCI-FI super scribe Russell T Davies says he cannot wait to show off his stomping ground to millions of American television viewers.
The 47-year-old writer has been back in his home town of Swansea as film crews began shooting new episodes of hit BBC show Torchwood.
The fourth series of the drama is set to be its biggest yet, and the first to be co-produced by a US TV network.
Speaking on location in Rhossili, proud Welshman Russell said he was thrilled to be putting Gower on the small screen.
TIN.adverts.adWriteDC('article-detail-impact-tile-top', '452x118', '', null, null); "There are so many good locations in Wales, and I love coming back to Swansea," he said. "I'm immensely proud of where I'm from and quite like the opportunity to show places like Rhossili to the world.
"It's a sort of national trait of Wales that we tend to be very proud of where we are from, yet don't sing our praises enough.
"I'm quite excited that Torchwood will hopefully introduce Wales to people who have never seen it before.
"There have been a number of episodes of Doctor Who and Torchwood which have been filmed in Swansea, and I plan to keep that up. I don't think I'll ever run out of places to film here because there are so many great ones."
One location set to feature in the new series is the Old Rectory in Rhossili.
Torchwood details from TCA Press Tour ~ January 2011
By Dana, BarrowmanDay
Today was Day 2 of the TCA press tour which included the long awaited Torchwood panel with series creator Russell T. Davies. Davies disclosed a number of huge details from Series 4 including what is said to be the REAL title of the series. Here's what we learned today:
*Torchwood Series 4 will be called 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' not 'Torchwood: New World Order' as previously announced.
*The premise of the story is a day on earth when no one dies.
Davies was quoted as saying: “The premise is a miracle happens in the world.” “One day, on Earth, no one dies. The next day, no one dies. The day after that, no one dies. The [people who are] dying, keep dying … but don’t actually die. The possibility of death ceases to exist. Which is great for some people. But it’s an instant overnight population boom. The earth relies on people dying … What is society going to do now? Some of the answers are beautiful and brave. Some of the reactions are terrifying.”
*Bill Pullman's character, Oswald Danes, who has been described as a pedophile and child killer, is sentenced to death and doesn't die.
*Jack will very much have a lead part in the show and the story. His immortality will play a role as the whole world is now immortal.
*The new series promises lots of action.
That's the gist of what is been announced, if we hear any more details we'll be sure to update and we'll post an article or so in the next couple of days. For now we're just offering this brief outline for those who have not heard. Also recently announced were the latest additions to the cast. Alexa Havins ('All My Children') who will play CIA Analyst Esther Katusi and Dichen Lachman ('Dollhouse') who will have a guest spot as a CIA agent in the series opener.
Stay tuned for more Torchwood news to come.
Jane Espenson Provides Some Insight ~ 7th September 2010
From: BBC America
Writer Jane Espenson (Buffy, Battlestar Galactica) provides some insight on the writing process for the upcoming season of Torchwood: "Because of the length of our season and the lead time before production begins, we're actually approaching Torchwood in a very unusual way - all the episodes will be written before any of them begin shooting. This is allowing us to 'break' all the episodes at once, with the entire writing staff working together in a very concentrated one-month work session. This is making for a very intense and collaborative process, all guided by Russell's very precise vision. The final product is going to be tightly plotted and lovingly crafted."
Jane Espenson teases new 'Torchwood' ~ 3rd September2010
Friday, September 3 2010, 13:24 BST By Morgan Jeffery, TV Reporter
Jane Espenson has revealed details of the new series of Torchwood, subtitled The New World.
She told Blastr that she would be writing three episodes of the ten-part drama.
"I love blending tones [and] mixing the broadly comedic moment in with the darkly dramatic one," she explained. Torchwood is a show that welcomes that kind of moment. I'm especially eager to write material that pushes the boundaries of what can ordinarily be done on television."
Starz Reveals More Information about "Torchwood - The New World" ~ 18th August 2010
Written by Dominic Knight and James Ryder Wednesday, 18 August 2010 18:53
Starz, the premium American broadcaster, has released more information regarding Torchwood: The New World which it is co-producing with the BBC. The fourth season of the Doctor Who spin-off series was announced earlier in the Summer with a deal between the BBC and Starz giving the series a global scale - filming will take place in Cardiff, Los Angeles and other locations around the world. Details about the new series have been limited so far with only actors John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen confirmed as reprising their respective roles. However, Starz has now released a brief synopsis for the Torchwood: The New World which offers a few insights into the storyline for the 10-part series.
"Torchwood”'s Russell T Davies Discusses Jack and Gwen, Casting John Barrowman and More! (AfterElton) ~ 10th August 2010
Posted by Michael Jensen, Editor on August 10, 2010
When a television show moves from network to network and changes its format along the way, it's often a sign that something isn't working and that the show isn't long for the world.
Then there is Torchwood which proves such isn't always the case. After getting its start on BBC3 back in 2006, the show posted strong enough ratings to move to BBC2 for a second season. That was followed by a jump to BBC1 for the five episode miniseries Children of Earth which drew both huge numbers and intense fan reaction around the world.
The series has changed yet again with a fourth season now scheduled for the summer of 2011, but not only will much of the action now take place in America, but U.S. cable network Starz is providing financing and will broadcast the show for American viewers.
Torchwood's creator Russell T Davies and co-executive producer Julie Gardner recently appeared at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles to reveal new details about the fourth series Torchwood: The New World. Afterward, AfterElton.com chatted with Davies and Gardner about what's in store romantically for Captain Jack (John Barrowman), how the show has changed over time and much more.
And for those of you not familiar with British vernacular, to be "poncy" is, according to Peevish.co.uk, an online dictionary of British slang, to be "1. Effeminate, with an implication of homosexuality. 2. Snobby, ostentatious." As used in the following interview, the second meaning is probably more likely.
AfterElton.com: How long after the death of Ianto and the events of Children of Earth do we kick off and what is Jack's frame of mind at that point? Russell T. Davies: It's probably about two years after. It'll have been two years by the time it gets to screen. As for Jack's state of mind, you'll have to wait and see. That's far too early to give away vital details to give away like that.
AE: So no idea where he starts off at? RTD: Well, I know.
AE: But you're not going to give me a clue? RTD: No.
AE: Is there a theme of the series? And if so, might it have anything to do with Jack coming to terms with what happened in Children of Earth? RTD: No. There is a theme, but no drama would start with simply living out the past like that. It's onwards and upwards, brand new story. Loads of reflection on the past, but that's like any drama. Just onwards. There is a theme. It’s a very good theme. It'll become clear once we let the story be known.
AE: So with events being two years in the past, not, that Jack has moved on and forgotten everything that happened, but it's not about redemption? RTD: Nobody said it's forgotten. You did.
AE: No, I was just asking a question about possible redemption. What can you say about what we're going to see of Jack's romantic life on the new series? RTD: Plenty. You will definitely see plenty. Julie Gardner: He definitely will have one.
More Details For "Torchwood: The New World" (AfterElton) ~ 10th August 2010
Posted by Michael Jensen , Editor on August 9, 2010 ~ From AfterElton
To say that interest in the fourth iteration of Torchwood is intense would be an understatement. Ever since the five episode Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries posted huge ratings last year and generated a variety of reactions for its very dark storyline, fans wondered whether the show would return.
That question was answered in June with the surprising news that a fourth season of ten episodes was going to be produced jointly by BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and the U.S. cable network Starz (best know for Spartacus: Blood and Sand). Not only will Starz be producing, but much of the series will actually take place in America including in Los Angeles and Washington DC.
Torchwood's creator Russell T Davies and co-executive producer Julie Gardner appeared in front of television reporters Saturday to discuss the new series which is titled Torchwood: The New World. Afterward, AfterElton.com spoke with both about the show in an interview which will run tomorrow.
So what do we know about the new series? Torchwood: The New World, a ten episode minseries, will debut the summer of 2011 and, yes, John Barrowman is returning as Captain Jack.
The events of Torchwood: TNW take place two years after the grim conclusion of of CoE including the death of Captain Jack's lover Ianto Jones.
Davies and Gardner refer to TNW as a reboot because Davies is "keen to move on" but that it will be very welcoming to new fans. "We're going to be absolutely faithful to people who followed Captain Jack's story" says Davies, "and to John Barrowman's career. So we do acknowledge the past stories while at the same time moving on to new stuff. [Captain Jack] was left very dispirited, and almost defeated at the end of the last series, which we acknowledge and we deal with in a language that will both satisfy old fans and also will move forward into the future."
Gardner adds that "There will be references that you will get that a new audience won't, but it's absolutely rebooted to welcome in a new audience."
Asked what inspired him to do another series of Torchwood, Davies says, "It could have ended where it did. What changed my mind or what inspired me was the response to Children of Earth, which was — it got phenomenal figures in Britain. It did beautifully over here on BBC America. And there was just a buzz about it. Children of Earth was a new form of Torchwood, and something clicked." ............
More Torchwood Details Revieveald ~ 08th August 2010
Written by Dominic Knight for ATV Network
Leader writer and executive producer of Torchwood, Russell T. Davies, has revealed a few more details about the new series of the Doctor Who spin-off. The fourth season of Torchwood will start production in January with John Barrowman and Eve Myles reprising their respective roles. Filming will take place in Cardiff and Los Angeles - where the new season will be partially set - as well as other locations around the world. The new season will also be titled Torchwood: The New World and it will have a major storyline spanning the entire season - ala Torchwood: Children of Earth - and the event is on a global scale.
"It's far more complicated than just a monster. I think it's a brilliant idea, and when you hear it, it will make sense and you'll see how big it is. It could have filled 20 hours. It's a big 10-hour story." - Russell T Davies quoted on Blastr
"He immediately appears. His first appearance in this is running and fighting and being brilliant. Then you'll discover he's carrying all the legacy of that with him, because that would be an awfully dull way to start. That's why you end those shows on that note, because they're ending. We'd never start The New World that way. It's very keen to move on, but at the same time we're going to be absolutely faithful to people who followed Capt. Jack's story and to John Barrowman's career. So we do acknowledge the past stories while at the same time moving on to new stuff. He was left very dispirited and almost defeated at the end of the last series, which we acknowledge and we deal with in a language that will both satisfy old fans and also will move forward into the future." Russell T Davies quoted on Blastr
Reprising his role alongside Eve Myles and John Barrowman will be Kai Owen as Rhys, Gwen's husband. In Torchwood: The New World Rhys will once again be aiding the Torchwood team - which has done on/off since mid-way through the second season. The role of Rhys became more of a major player during the Children of Earth mini-series and this looks set to continue with The New World. For fans worried that an Americanised Torchwood will mean no more bisexuality for Captain Jack - you're wrong. Russell T. Davies was keen to stress that Jack will still be bisexual and pretty much fancies anything that walks.
"He can sleep with man, woman or alien. Yes, absolutely, and not just with men. It's important to point out that he's bisexual. The trap you fall into with bisexual men is only having them sleep with men. So it's men and women. You'll see the full range of his appetites, in a really properly done way. It's not just exploitative. We always have done that. Equally, open sexuality has to include everything, and that means having a husband/wife great big crime-fighting team and happily in love. That's there in that." - Russell T Davies quoted on Blastr
Yesterday the writers, alongside Davies, who'll be scripting the new Torchwood where revealed. John Fay, who co-scripted Children of Earth, will be returning while Jane Espenson who has written episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica and is a showrunner on its prequel series Caprica is also amongst the new writers. Smallville writers John Shiban and Doris Egan are also penning scripts. On Friday James Marsters revealed he was keen to re-prise his role of bisexual Captain John on the new episodes; he previously appeared for several episodes of Torchwood's second season.
From TV OverMind ~ Torchwood: After 'The Children of the Earth' Comes 'The New World' - 7th August 2010
The Children of the Earth was the banner title for the third season of Torchwood, a five-part miniseries event that was lauded by both fans and critics. Now, after Torchwood's move to Starz, it seems as though it's getting another such title — something that the first two seasons of the show didn't have.
As a whole, the season will be titled "The New World," according to The Hollywood Reporter. While this obviously refers to the new audience and new setting of the series, it could very well also describe a more literal "new world," as in a planet.
The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is "like a legend now … it's like something that's ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers." Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.
That synopsis sort of leaves room for both explanations, though it's interesting to see the two new main characters being American. "The two teams coming together is a big part of the story — are they friends or enemies? There's a lot of sparks and excitement," shared creator and showrunner Russell T. Davies.
"We definitely have a really big story to tell," said executive producer Julie Gardner. "It's absolutely rebooted to welcome in a new audience."
The series will be akin to Children of the Earth in that it will tell one big story, only this time with double the number of episodes. The ten episode season will also, according to the article, have more room for sex and violence now that it's on a pay-cable network.
"I've always had loose standards and practices," Davies said. "If the story demands intimacy or savagery, we will go there absolutely … [but] there's nothing better than a great big global thriller that stops for a sex scene — it's probably hard to make that happen in a thriller."
Torchwood: The New World is slated to premiere on Starz and BBC One next year.
TV Overmind - Torchwood Season 4 "Very Dark" says Davies - 24th July 2010
Starz is really finding its legs as a channel. It's been slowly building up original content for a while now, though shows like Crash and Party Down have gone largely unnoticed by the TV-viewing crowd. Now that the network is hosting bigger fare like the miniseries Pillars of the Earth, it's finally getting a bit more attention — and might just get a few more subscribers as well.
Here's one reason I might be subscribing to Starz: Torchwood. The Doctor Who spinoff is being co-produced by the network, who will also be airing the series in the US, instead of BBC America, which aired the first three seasons of the show. Unlike Doctor Who, Russell T Davies is still in charge of Torchwood, which has become his main show since his move to Los Angeles earlier this year.
Like Children of the Earth, the subtitle of Torchwood's third season (a miniseries event), the fourth season will be "very dark," Davies told SFX. "It's too soon to give away the story, but I've always had this story in mind, and the whole existence of season four will make sense once you know what that story is."
Children of the Earth, which featured some major deaths, might have been a turning point in the series, but Davies assures viewers that it's still essentially "the same people in the same world, following on… It's still Gwen, it's still Jack, and hopefully more. You’ll feel very comfortable with it. And there’s great new American characters coming into it."
Davies 'excited' by new 'Torchwood' - 23rd July 2010
Friday, July 23 2010, 17:21 BST
By Morgan Jeffery
Torchwood creator Russell T Davies has described filming a new series of the show in the US as "exciting".
The writer - now based in Los Angeles - explained that the high viewing figures for previous miniseries Torchwood: Children of Earth guaranteed that a fourth run would eventually be made.
"I'd already moved out here [to LA] and it'd sort of been half in development, and then once those viewing figures came in it went into proper development," he revealed.
The new episodes are being co-produced by BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide and US network Starz. Davies promised that some popular American writers are being lined up for the instalments.
He continued: "We've some great names coming along - though I can't say them yet - so it's very exciting."
The former Doctor Who showrunner also admitted that he is unsure how many episodes he will be writing himself.
"That's still [to be confirmed], to be honest. I'd love to write more, but we've got a lot of interest from other writers, and I'm happy showrunning the whole thing, so… depends how it pans out, really! Plenty of time to decide."
The fourth series of Torchwood will air on Starz in the US and on BBC One in the UK.
Details Reveled For The Fourth Season Of Torchwood - 23rd July 2010
By: Morgan JefferyRussell T. Davies has revealed details of the forthcoming new series of Torchwood.
A fourth series of the Doctor Who spinoff is currently in production as part of a deal between BBC Worldwide, BBC Wales and US network Starz.
Davies told SFX: "It’s too soon to give away the story, but I’ve always had this story in mind, and the whole existence of season four will make sense once you know what the story is."
The writer compared the tone of the new episodes to that of previous miniseries Torchwood: Children of Earth.
"This story is also very dark," he revealed. "I think with [Children of Earth], Torchwood found its feet."
He promised that the fourth series will not disappoint dedicated fans, but will also appeal to new viewers.
“For faithful viewers you’ll see the same people in the same world, following on," he said. "Though it also starts from scratch, because there’s a brand new Starz audience there... waiting to be scooped up. But I restarted Doctor Who in 2005 from scratch, so I know what I’m doing."
He added: "It’s still Gwen, it’s still Jack, and hopefully more. You’ll feel very comfortable with it. And there’s great new American characters coming into it."
Torchwood is expected to air on Starz in the US and on BBC One in the UK next summer.
Fans waiting with bated breath to hear if BBC would move its science-fiction series for adults, "Torchwood," to the United States for an Americanized edition were slightly disappointed when it was revealed the series would not make the trans-Atlantic jump.
Fortunately, there is some better news as BBC Cymru Wales have revealed that a fourth season of the series has been commissioned and will take the show's central characters further afield than ever before … but Wales will still be at the heart of the story. "It's a bit soon to give away too much about the story, but we will be shooting in Wales and there will still be Cardiff actions on your screens," series creator and showrunner Russell T. Davies said. "But, the story now takes the team to America and to some other countries as well. It's still going to be very good and very personal stories. Sometimes you describe this international stuff and it sounds like a 1960s series called 'The Jet Set' or something. It's going to really good, strong human stories at the heart of this never mind the travel. It's still about people really." ...........
Starz promises bigger 'Torchwood' budget - 09th June 2010
Starz president Chris Albrecht has promised to give Torchwood a bigger budget than it has had before.
Earlier this week, the network announced that it has signed a deal with the BBC to make a fourth series of the Doctor Who spinoff.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Albrecht explained that he was impressed by the last Torchwood series 'Children of Earth'.
"It was too good an opportunity to pass up," he said. "Each season of the show, the show has evolved and 'Children of Earth' was terrific.
"I'm interested in doing sci-fi and what I like a lot about Torchwood is it's a very classic sci-fi entry. It's all about the story, it's not about big effects. I thought 'Children of Earth' evolved the franchise to a place where it could continue to evolve on pay TV with an American partner that could bring more production resources."
Asked if that meant the show would have a bigger budget, Albrecht replied: "Yes, it certainly will."
The fourth series of Torchwood is expected to air on Starz in the US and on BBC One in the UK next summer.
Russell T Davies Interviewed on BBC News 24 Entertainment 08th June 2010
Russell spoke with the entertainment people, live from LA, about the new up and coming series of Torchwood. RTD spoke little about the storylines, as he didn't want to let too much go just yet. But he did promise that both John Barrowman (Captain Jack) and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) would be in the new series. He also stated that they would be filming saying "We will be still shooting in Wales. There will be still some Cardif action on your screens, but the stories will also take the team to America and some other countries as well."
With regards to casting, RTD said they were hoping to be casting a new UK Torchwood team as well as a US team and that there would be plenty of humour banter between the two countries, especially about language differences.
RTD has no intention of losing the power of emotion and action that Torchwwod has always had. And still remains the head writer of the series.
Below is a YouTube link to the actaul Interview. Just click to play! Enjoy!!
NB: Watch this space for more news as it comes!!!!
Mickie - Barrowman Girls
Torchwood Season 4 Given Green Light - 07th June 2010
BBC Press Release:
BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network Starz Entertainment have today announced a three-way co-production partnership that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally.
The 10-episode instalment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator Russell T Davies and produced by BBC Worldwide productions. Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions' SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, return as executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter. The series has been commissioned by Controller BBC One, Jay Hunt, Controller BBC Drama, Ben Stephenson and Starz President and CEO, Chris Albrecht.
While previous series were based on location in Cardiff, Wales, this new instalment will see storylines widen to include locations in the US and around the world.
John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack and Gwen respectively, along with new faces.
Announcing the commission, Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, said: "We have a long history of working with many US networks, but it is incredibly exciting to be working with Starz for the first time, as well as to be reunited with the best of British in Russell, Jane and Julie.
"Torchwood will burst back onto the screen with a shocking and moving story with global stakes and locations that will make it feel bigger and bolder than ever."
Jane Tranter, EVP, BBC Worldwide Productions, added: "Torchwood has attracted remarkable attention and loyalty in both the UK and US, and in this new partnership with Starz, the next chapter will not only reward our current fans, but also introduce new viewers to the most impressive instalment yet. "We're committed to programming exceptional television that is entertaining, imaginative and provides a premium TV experience, and by any measure the new concept for Torchwood fits that mandate."
Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht, said: "I've been part of successful partnerships with Jane Tranter and the BBC previously, and I'm very much looking forward to working with them again."
Torchwood is a drama that puts extraterrestrial threats into a very real world, and asks how humanity deals with the danger – while fighting mankind's darkest instincts. The series was originally commissioned and produced in 2006 by BBC Cymru Wales, with the latest high octane series capturing UK audiences of more than 6million.
BBC Worldwide has distributed previous Torchwood series around the world to territories such as Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Israel, Russia and across Latin America.
About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Magazines, Home Entertainment and Global Brands. In 2008/09, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £102.6 million (before exceptionals) on sales of over £1 billion.
About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.1 million and 31.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz (NASDAQ: LSTZA), a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.