Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Bigger, Better, Bolder

The official Torchwood website reopened its doors at midnight, and has undergone a complete transformation ahead of series two. There's now a handy news section, which reveals what else we can expect to see over the next few months!

"The new site will launch shortly with a brand new design and with all new content. There will be more than 50 exclusive behind the scenes videos, including video diaries produced by the main cast members. We'll have interviews with the guest stars, all the new monsters and the crew.

We've also commissioned rich media 'case files' for every episode which will enable viewers to delve deeper into the Torchwood world. These will include unseen footage and completely new material that will be unavailable anywhere else.

For the first time, viewers will also be able to take part in a specially commissioned online game created by Phil Ford (Torchwood series writer). During the series, players can apply to join Torchwood and see if they have what it takes to save the world!"

Readers of SJ.tv will know that Phil Ford also scripted four episodes of "The Sarah Jane Adventures" (both parts of "Eye of the Gorgon" and "The Lost Boy") Welcome to the Hub Mr. Ford!

Also in the news section, producer Richard Stokes tells us that production on the second series wrapped on 23rd November - Doctor Who's 44rd birthday! After seven months of filming, here's what Stokes has to say:

"I'm delighted to say we wrapped principal photography on Series Two of Torchwood at quarter to one Friday morning, November 23rd. Despite the late hour a few of us cracked open some champagne and sat in the hub outside Jack's office reminiscing about the previous seven months.

A lot of night shoots, long hours and ambitious scripts meant everyone involved was very tired by the end but I think we've a made a second series that is bigger, bolder and better than the first.

Now I've caught up on some sleep I can honestly say it's been a joy. We're all very proud of what we've achieved here."

Torchwood series two kicks off mid-January on BBC Two. Wednesday is looking like a likely day for transmission, with a Thursday or Monday repeat for the 'family' audience, in the old Buffy timeslot (maybe around 6:45pm?)
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