Torchwood’s light of hope for another season is ebbing away as Starz reports that, despite being happy with the sci-fi shows success, they do not plan on renewing the show for another season. Even though its premiere showed solid ratings, the show’s future is not as secure as some would suspect. It turns out that this season’s 10 episode order which was an unusual commitment for BBC, was only due to Russell T Davies involvement. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht attests that it is up to Davies, and that
“… he has a lot of things on his plate. If Torchwood is at the top of his list, that will affect the future of Torchwood.”
The fact that Starz never planned to continue this show after the first season is slightly odd. I mean why waste the time, and energy to build up a sci-fi epic only to have it cut short. There has been a reasonable amount of positive feedback about the show and continues to pick up steam. Do you agree that it should be left alone at the first season or do you want to see more Torchwood?
Leave your thoughts or comments below, or else a flaming stick will appear at your doorstep. (spooky)
Captain Jack Harkness is finally returning to television. He’s been long absent with no appearance in Doctor Who since Matt Smith stepped out of the Tardis and his own series, Torchwood has been off air since Children on Earth in 2009. The surviving members of the team, Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) return July 8th with Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz.
With this eagerly awaited premiere all most here Starz has released an awesome 11-minute preview. Including great action, touching moments and tons of drama (as well as an odd intense, movie trailer voice over) this teaser has everything to bring you up to speed with the Torchwood team. Having made the switch to Starz for U.S. viewers, Miracle Day is presented as a good jumping on point for series n00bs and this sneak peak fills you in on Jack and Gwen if they’re unfamiliar. Of course, fans know the real skinny on Jack because, sadly, this promo leaves the fun parts of his history out. Which is kind of surprising, since one, the show is on Starz and two, sex sells.
Joining Barrowman and Myles are “CIA agent Rex Matheson (played by ER‘s Mekhi Phifer), his partner Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins), Dr. Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur), convicted killer Osward Danes (Bill Pullman) and Jilly Kitzinger (Lauren Ambrose).”
Watch the 11-minute sneak peak below and let us know how excited you are for Torchwood to return. Has the wait been worth it?