Torchwood's Stateside reboot

By Peter Allott

Aug 09, 2010

Following the third season of Torchwood's explosive conclusion, American network Starz has announced a "reboot" of the series in order to welcome in new fans who did not jump on the cult bandwagon the first time around.

After the third season of the BBC series was enthusiastically received by fans, the new network host has branded the fourth season of the show "The New World", which would seem to signpost a new start to the franchise.

The new spin-off will focus on two American characters, a CIA agent and an analyst, who are dealing with another alien menace, long after the original Torchwood brigade was destroyed and disbanded in the harrowing conclusion of season three.

"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," said series creator Russell T. Davies in an interview with Blastr.

The show will inevitably turn to the search for the original team, as the Americans need the support of the original crew. John Barrowman and Eve Myles will reprise their respective roles and filming will be split between LA and Cardiff.

"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," said Davies.

The writers should have more artistic freedom now that it's on a pay-for network.

But for those keen followers who might be worried that Captain Jack's bisexuality will be nipped in the bud in the process of the transfer Stateside, Davies has been keen to emphasise that this will not be the case, and he will be as prolific in his widespread attractions as ever.

The new slew of writers on The New World have also been announced, including Jane Espenson(Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica) and John Shiban (Smallville)

We're looking forward to the return of Captain Jack -- are you?

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  • storepatter Jul 03, 2011

    Its not a reboot.

  • BayyinahShahe May 24, 2011

    Seriously what would Torchwood be without Jack being Jack

  • sguaj Sep 27, 2010

    lol maybe this will be the push i need to get starz. i want some captain jack.

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  • PatouGravitul Aug 10, 2010

    Bring back Ianto Jones and I might watch......

  • kjnohr Aug 09, 2010

    Just got into Torchwood during my unemployment, so I'm very happy to hear that they are making more episodes. :)

  • fatfreeoreos Aug 09, 2010

    This sounds kinda interesting. I just wish it wasn't exclusively on Starz.

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  • hot_babe101 Aug 09, 2010

    i just hope its less kinky than before. i mean seriously the sex scenes werent needed

  • logossun Aug 09, 2010

    Good. Torchwood always had a chance of being a global spin-off. As long as it's written well, hey, gimme.