42 Screens: Torchwood Update

Torchwood: The New World

Torchwood, the Doctor Who spin-off, begins shooting for its fourth season this January.  The show, which will air in late 2011, was originally targeted for teenagers, but with their third season they began to aim for an older crowd.  Now as we desperately await the fourth season we begin to look at the latest news update.

New Name:

Torchwood: The New World

Series Premise:

When C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy, he finds himself unearthing a threat which challenges the entire human race. The answers seem to lie within an old, secret British institute, known only as Torchwood.   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 and the keys to the institute are held by its only two survivors – former Police Officer Gwen Cooper, who has long since disappeared along with her husband and child, and the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, a man whose history seems to stretch back centuries.

With Rex under attack from all sides, in both the US and the UK, he soon discovers there are forces at work within every level of society, determined to stop Torchwood’s return. As a chain of events across the world links together the most disparate and unlikely individuals – including a surgeon, a killer, senators and CEOs – a new Torchwood team takes shape. But this time, the threat is much closer to home, as they realize that their greatest enemy is mankind itself.

Announced Writers:

  • – John Shiban (Breaking Bad, Supernatural, The X-Files)
  • – Doris Egan (House, Tru Calling, Dark Angel)
  • – Jane Espenson (Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy, Firefly)
  • – John Fay (the only UK writer on the team – he wrote two episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth)

Confirmed News:

Kai Owens will return as Rhys

”I can’t imagine Gwen without [Rhys]…Rhys is now ahead of the game, as it were. There’s no secrets. He’s part – they’re a team.” – RTD

– Alonso Frame will appear

– James Masters will return as John Hart.

In side Torchwood news a trailer for the recently released first issue of the Torchwood comic has been uploaded to youtube.

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One Response to 42 Screens: Torchwood Update

  1. Rincewind says:

    this is starting to look like a really good premise, damn I miss Torchwood…

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