The very wonderful DigitalSpy website has launched previews of a number of shows coming to television screens in 2009 (including the likes of Ashes to Ashes, and ITV's Demons) and today has added Torchwood: Children of Earth to that ever expanding list. Warning, however, because the preview contains a number of SPOILERS regarding the serial's plot...
Over to Peter Bennett, producer of series three:
"It's different to every other year. It's not a story about spaceships, but it's about a government that did a deal with aliens back in the '60s, and they're now dealing with the consequences of that deal when the sins of their past come back to haunt them.
"We sort of bring in Gwen's husband Rhys (Kai Owen). He was always on the fringes anyway but he takes a much more active part in the storyline now. And we've got a new young lady who helps the team - I wouldn't say she's part of the team but she kind of helps them out. She's played by a new actress called Cush Jumbo, who's a very pretty young lady and who I'm sure is going to go on to bigger things."
There's also an update on who wrote what for the new series...
"We've got James Moran, who wrote for the last series of Torchwood, and we've got a guy called John Fay who previously wrote all sorts of things. Russell was a fan of his, so he's come and written episode two, which is brilliant. Russell did one, John did two, James did three and then Russell did four and five."
There's no individual episode titles, I'm afraid.
Oh, and finally, what's the possibility of John Barrowman departing from the show next year?
"I think it would be very difficult without John. I've not heard him say he wouldn't want to stick around after a third series, so I'm not sure where that's come from. But he certainly never mentioned it to us or on set. It wouldn't be the same without him obviously. Captain Jack is a star in his own right!"
You can read the full preview here.