Sunday, April 08, 2007

So, Why's It 2008?

The Stage publication has interviewed Julie Gardner, the executive producer of both Doctor Who and Torchwood - and asked her a very important question; why has Torchwood been delayed until 2008? Julie, it's over to you (so give us a good excuse!):

"Last year, we started filming in March and we were on air with 13 episodes from late September, which was just so, so hectic. And we didn’t really have enough time – it was absolutely frantic from day one of prep, it was all hands on deck.

And so, it just works for the BBC2 schedule that we can go in January. So it’ll just give us a little bit more time in our post-production. Which would be lovely, because we were delivering an episode every single week for transmission. It was incredibly tight. So it was just as well we didn’t have any last-minute technical difficulties last year!"

Torchwood season two is scheduled to begin filming Monday April 30th, with a broadcast window of January 2008 looking more and more likely.

UPDATE!

+ Alice Troughton to direct "The Sarah Jane Adventures" - see here.

+ Torchwood/Belonging trailer starring John Barrowman is now online

+ The BBC have signed a deal with Warner Distribution to release HD-DVDs and Blu-Ray disks. "Torchwood" could very well appear on these formats in the near future.
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