Monday, June 7, 2010

By Popular Demand

"Torchwood" is back, co-produced by upstart Starz.

Cool quote:

John Barrowman and Eve Myles are to return for a fourth series of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, after the BBC securing funding from the US cable network Starz Entertainment.

Barrowman, as Captain Jack Harkness, and Myles, as Gwen Cooper, will be working along with new cast members on the new 10-part series with a team of writers led by Torchwood's creator, Russell T Davies.

4 comments:

Generic said...

Great news. Thanks for sharing.

Tulkinghorn said...

The differences between the previous series and the new one are what you'd expect from an international co-production, according to the Hollywood Reporter: The center of things will move from Wales to the United States; there will be lots of American actors; it will be a ten part serial, and not a 'monster of the week'... The presence of Starz will allow bigger budgets.

According to Russell Davies: "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."

Generic said...

The other advantage is that he won't have anything else to think about. He admitted in The Writer's Tale that TW often got the short end of the stick.

Muffy St. Bernard said...

My only hope is that they don't dumb it down.

"US co-production" raises the red flag for me.