The BBC and Starz will be working together on the next series of Torchwood. For many it might be the first series of Torchwood they’ve ever seen. This is the series of Torchwood that has to follow Children of Earth.
It won’t be easy.
In order to get traction in America we can expect – and know it’s going to happen – some American agents. The Hollywood Reporter has the inside; two CIA agents, Rex and Ester, find themselves caught up in alien issue and seek out help from Torchwood. We’re not even sure if there ever really was a Torchwood. It’s all nothing but rumournow.
Russel T Davies told the paper,
“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.”
Which is a little… well; does any one really expect the two sides not to line up eventually?
The original pre-Children of Earth Torchwood was happy to try and be a sexually adult as possible. RTD may well make use of the Starz positioning to make more of this.
“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.”
He also said;
“I’ve always had loose standards and practices,
… which is kind of interesting. I’m not sure what he means by “loose standards”.
Two posters for the series have also been released: one Jack and one Gwen.