Torchwood (a clever anagram of “Doctor Who”) is the award-winning spin off from Doctor Who that stars Scottish actor, John Barrowman, as Captain Jack Harkness and Welsh actress, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper.
2011 saw the show take off to America for an all-new series titled Torchwood: Miracle Day. It was received by millions worldwide and left everyone hungry for more. The series saw the story of the day when the human race stopped dying over a ten episode period.
However, now in the care of American TV company, STARZ, the BBC no longer have any power over bringing the show back. The only person who does is its creator, Russell T Davies. He’s given many interviews on the subject and none of them lead us to believe the show will be returning anytime soon. He claims it was “personal reasons” that brought him back to Wales.
Let’s take a look at the ways in which the show could return if RTD decides to start it up again…
4. Torchwood: Series Five
The show could continue as series five. Miracle day was seen as its fourth series so it’s only reasonable to say that another full 10 to 13 episode run would be the show’s fifth series. Miracle Day ended openly so it’s feasible for the show to return in the same format with Jack, Gewn and Rex carrying on over in America with a new Torchwood.
I’d welcome the idea of a new story each week, though I personally thought Miracle Day dragged on too long. I’d also like to see some of the Miracle Day writers return, as well as the Series 1 and 2 writers return, just to see how they would handle the new characters. With Torchwood being Welsh, filmed in Wales and consisting of a Welsh cast, surly now (between Dr Who and Torchwood) they must have used every corner in Wales to film.
By keeping the show in America, the writers might feel they have more freedom and possibilities. Miracle Day proved STARZ are backing the show 100% with all the support they gave and the budget that was laid out for the show. This might upset the UK fans to see the show leave it’s birthplace, but if we want what’s best (which I certainly do) then perhaps it’s time the show spread it’s wings and explored the outer world. It works all the time in Doctor Who?
This article was first posted on February 27, 2013