Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Doctor Who News Page
Starz has just released the first teaser poster for the upcoming series "Torchwood: Miracle Day" which reveals that the show will debut on July 8th.
The cable network secured the rights to the fourth season of the ground-breaking BBC sci fi drama last year adding it to their list of growing, and acclaimed, original dramas that also includes "Spartacus: Blood and Sand (now Spartacus: Gods of the Arena).
Though not yet confirmed by the BBC, "Torchwood: Miracle Day" the series is set to debut in the UK on the very same evening.
One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging -- they get hurt and sick -- but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight.
With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month's time, the human
race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it.
It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy.
The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?", he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.
The stars of the previous three seasons of "Torchwood," notably John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness) and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), will return for this new series.
More press info from Starz (from a prior press release):
"Torchwood" is a drama that puts extraterrestrial threats into a very real world, and asks how humanity deals with the danger - while fighting mankind's darkest instincts. The series' previous three seasons aired on BBC America in the U.S. and garnered record-breaking ratings for the network. Created by visionary writer/producer Russell T Davies, "Torchwood" has to date been located primarily in Cardiff, Wales. The new series will allow Davies and his writing team to tell a more explosive and global story, one that takes advantage of the unlimited narrative opportunities of a premium television service like Starz.
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"'Torchwood' has attracted remarkable attention and loyalty in both the UK and U.S., and in this new partnership with Starz, the next chapter will not only reward our current fans, but also introduce new viewers to the most impressive installment yet," said Jane Tranter, EVP, BBC Worldwide Productions. "Chris Albrecht and his team are committed to delivering quality premium programming to their subscribers, also a core attribute of the BBC, and we are excited to be working with them as the 'Torchwood' adventure continues."
"Russell, Jane and Julie came to us with a compelling vision for the evolution of the 'Torchwood' saga that really takes the story into whole new areas," added Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz Media – the production and development division of Starz. "The compelling story and characters this trio created provide a strong template for driving this narrative in exciting ways."
As most of you already know I have spoken out publicly about "Torchwood" for several years now calling the series "The best sci fi drama on TV .... period!" and the last season entitled "Torchwood: Children of Earth" may very well have been the best sci fi on TV since the "Twilight Zone."
So, you know that I am super stoked about this one. Hopefully Russell T Davies will be able to pull another excellent series out of his creative gray matter, though coming up with anything to compare with "Children of Earth" will be as daunting a task as there possibly could be.
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