We know, Torchwood: Miracle Day wasn’t exactly your cup of tea, but I think we can all agree that we’d rather see more Torchwood then more, say, 90210.
Miracle Day received decent enough ratings. At least enough for Starz, the American cable net that co-funded the last series, to want to see more Torchwood. But according to Starz’s CEO, Chris Albrecht, he’s not the one you’ve got to convince. It’s Russell T. Davies you have to appeal to:
“You know, Russell is so busy. Obviously, we’re in touch with the BBC all the time. They are our partners on DaVinci’s Demons and the Harem project. We told them, we stand by ready for any news, but I think it would be a while before Russell came back to Torchwood.”
You’ll recall that late last year Davies stepped back from a lot of his American TV work because his partner was diagnosed with brain cancer. All his upcoming projects, save for the children’s show Wizards Vs Aliens is on hold till things get better in his personal life.
In the meantime though, the Torchwood team of John Barrowman and Eve Myles are good to go. Here’s what Myles has previously had to say about the matter:
“John [Barrowman] is very much on the same page as me, in that if and when they need us, they can just pick the phone up and we will be there before they’ve even put the phone down, because it’s something we love doing.”
Not to try and say that Davies should forgo the care and internment of a loved one to satisfy our desire for more Torchwood, maybe he could take this as a sign to bring the Torchwood gang back to Cardiff. Where they belong. Or not.