New 10-part series of Torchwood confirmed!

June 7th, 2010

The BBC have today announced the exciting news that a brand new series of Torchwood has been commissioned!

The fourth series, developed in a three-way co-production partnership made up of BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US network, Starz Entertainment, will include 10 episodes, with its original creator Russell T Davies leading the writing team. John Barrowman and Eve Myles will be back as Jack and Gwen, with the promise of ”new faces” joining the ensemble.

As previous rumours suggested, the episodes, to be distributed to broadcasters globally, will be set in locations such as the UK, the US and across the world, as the team embark on the spin-off’s “most impressive instalment yet”.

Vice president of BBC Worldwide Productions, Jane Tranter, will be serving as executive producer for the new series, alongside Julie Gardner and Russell T Davies. Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht said: “We’re committed to programming exceptional television, and by any measure the new concept for Torchwood fits that mandate.”

Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson, added: “We have a long history of working with 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.”

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter have spoken to creator Russell T Davies about Torchwood’s highly-anticipated return:

“It’s very much the next step. It’s not a new version, it’s not a reboot. We’re simply moving countries. The show was previously a format show – monster of the week. The breakthrough was Children of Earth and that it became one long story. It’s not going to be ‘Lost’ and take 20 years to find out what’s going on. It’s going to have a most remarkable conclusion after 10 episodes.”

Are you happy the Torchwood team will live to fight another day? Let us know below!

23 comments on this article
  1. Jay
    June 21st, 2010 at 11.50pm | #1

    nice one i thought they stopped it after the last one i was gutted coz the last episodes i saw were brill..and with river song out of doctor who getting jacks vortex thing (still on the wrist) wounder if we gonna see how he loses it will jack only have one arm really cant wait hope they put it on while doctor who aint on stop my thirst for more…;).lol

  2. fellowAlien
    July 1st, 2010 at 9.22pm | #2

    I actually doubt they will refer to River Song and the vortex manipulator – since it wasn’t RTD’s idea. Although it would be cool.
    But I guess Jack might be able to regrow his arm, since he managed to regrow his entire body…

  3. Rocknrollbazza
    August 27th, 2010 at 8.50am | #3

    Glad torchwood is back and with a bigger budget too, the vortex manipulator in doctor who was not necessarily jacks there is more than one time agent. Hope series is gritty again like season one and children of the earth, season 2 felt a bit like doctor who without the doctor can’t wait, rumours are that it will air mid september till November 2011 !!

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