Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kiss, Kiss, Bye, Bye

A statement regarding TORCHWOOD.tv:

It's been two years since the last full season of Torchwood aired; almost three since it was recorded.

At this point, it is highly unlikely that the show will return for a fifth season, or at all in any format (although lets remain hopeful!).

As such, there 's very little new news to report on.

For the time being then, the site is closed for business. Its archive of Torchwood related news, dating back to the day the show was announced in late 2005, remains.

We're proud of what we've achieved here since then.

Thanks to everybody who's contributed, either through writing the blog, leaving comments, or simply visiting us.

Don't forget, as if you could, that you can pick up all of Torchwood's television episodes on demand, or DVD/Blu-Ray. There 's also a wealth of Radio Episodes and other audio exclusives for you to hunt down and enjoy, also.

Be seeing you...

Jackharkness

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Miracle!

Starz has had a successful launch of the new Torchwood series, Miracle Day. New episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day air Friday nights at 10:00.

Recently, Starz brought the cast of Torchwood to San Diego Comic Con where they participated in a screening of the third episode as well as a panel. You can take a look at that panel here:

There were also plenty of wonderful interviews that happened over the course of the Comic Con weekend. If you're interested, leave a comment saying so, and I'll gather a collection of them in an upcoming blog post.

For those lucky viewers who have Ipads or Iphones, you can check out the original motion comic Torchwood: Web of Lies. The series is written by Jane Espenson and features the voice talents of John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Eliza Dushku. Web of Lies is an interactive, enhanced story that gives away clues to the sinister forces behind the "miracle" of Miracle Day. Go check out the first episode on You Tube here:

For more information on Web of Lies, including how to download each new episode that will be released in tandem with new episode airings of Miracle Day, check out this website.

For those of you who still pine for some more traditional Torchwood tales, there are three BBC Radio Plays that take place just before and just after the Children of Earth mini series. There are also three new novels in the works. Stay tuned for more information on those.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Torchchat!

Starz has just launched a new branch of their forum just for Torchwood fans!

http://community.starz.com/t5/Torchwood/Welcome/td-p/59535

Here's the official place to go and talk Torchwood. You can also follow @torchwood_starz on twitter for updates, including a look at the first publicity posters for Torchwood: The New World. The photos are recycled from Children of Earth, but it's still pretty cool.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Torchwood: The New World

This morning, Russel T. Davies and Julie Gardener shared some information about the upcoming series of Torchwood. "Torchwood: The New World" is slated to premiere on the Starz network in the summer of 2011. That new world branches out from Cardiff and into Washington DC and Los Angeles. Davies confirmed that Eve Myles, John Barrowman, and Kai Owen will be returning for the new season. No word as of yet about Gwen's baby or the nature of Jack's return.

Gardner did say that this series would be a reboot ("Children of Earth" was often called a "relaunch" by the production team) in order to welcome new audiences. She didn't expand on what reboot would mean for any returning viewers. It was also mentioned that the 10-episode season would be similar to the "Children of Earth" mini series format. Each episode is supposed to crammed full of action and story and all the episodes are very tightly knit together.

Spoiler TV reports: "The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. 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." Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen."

( Read more: http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/08/torchwood-official-season-4-title.html#ixzz0vxC1Im5H )

Just a few days before this press release, it was announced that John Shiban (X-Files, Supernatural), Jane Espenson (Buffy, Warehouse 13, Caprica), John Fay (Torchwood: Children of Earth days 2, 4) and Doris Egan (Tru Calling, House) would be on the Torchwood writing team. Whatever your feelings about Torchwood may be, there is no denying that this is an impressive line up of writers working on the upcoming season.

Fans have felt very passionate about the future of Torchwood. People have stated many opinions on whether they wanted to stand by the series or not. So, readers, what do you think of this new season so far? Has anyone been swayed by the promise of such a fantastic writing team? Do you prefer the original tone and format over the fast-paced mini-series?

Monday, June 07, 2010

Starz Brings in the Next Chapter of Torchwood

The internet is full of buzz this morning about Starz' acquisition of Torchwood! The US cable network is teaming up with show runner Russel T. Davies and the BBC to produce a 10 episode season to air summer 2011 on both Starz and on BBC One. The new series will star John Barrowman as Captain Jack and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper along with other new characters.